Updated: December 2, 2014 6:01:18 pm
If you thought awareness about women’s rights and empowerment was actually working, the Gauahar Khan ‘slapping’ incident seems to shift the focus to a new low.
The man accused of slapping Gauahar Khan in the midst of the shoot of the finale episode of the reality show ‘India’s Raw Star’ has no qualms in admitting that he was trying to teach the model-actress a lesson through the assault.
Mohammed Akil Mallick told mid-day.com that the slap was meant to “help other youths like him”. He claimed that since he was sexually attracted to girls who wore short skirts, other youths could be too. “Wearing short clothes damage the brains of youngsters and instigate them to commit crimes,” he apparently told the cops.
For the uninitiated, Khan was slapped by one of the audience members as she was hosting the singing reality show ‘India’s Raw Star’ at Film City in Goregaon, Mumbai. The 24-year-old Mallick, slapped and touched her inappropriately during the break of the show, but was immediately overpowered by security guards deployed there, following which the police were notified.
A shocked Gauahar wanted the man taken out immediately. After the incident, she refused to shoot the rest of the show. But the producers managed to convinced her to continue.
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