Reportedly, a 24-year-old man from the audience, Akil Malik, touched Gauahar and then slapped her, saying being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress, Aarey Colony police said.
Her boyfriend actor Kushal Tandon, however, said, “What happened is disgusting. It is the production house’s fault as it’s their responsibility to ensure the security of the cast and crew. I feel the security wasn’t tight enough or else how would a guy just walk up to a celebrity like this? What if he had a knife or acid in hand? There should have been bouncers on the stage. We are going to take it up strongly; we will not leave this guy!”
‘I’m completely shocked. This incident is so disgusting,” said Kushal Tandon
Slapping Gauahar took Bollywood by storm. A few celebrities took to Twitter expressing their disgust over the incident.
Dearest natural selection, please help us out-evolve morons like the one who slapped Gauhar Khan. Sincerely…
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 1, 2014
What happened with @GAUAHAR_KHAN is APPALLING !!!!!Lots of love and power to her for being the strong woman that she is!!!! Disgusted….
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) December 2, 2014
Shocked to hear that Gauhar Khan got slapped for alleged indecency. Absurdity just touched a new level. Disgusting and highly condemnable.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 1, 2014
What’s happening to the cowardly creep who assaulted Gauhar Khan? Haven’t read the papers this morning *serious question
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) December 2, 2014
ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING Gauahar Khan slapped live on air by man from the audience for wearing revealing clothes http://t.co/051qBkxI3n
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) December 1, 2014
Gauahar was wearing a sizzling silvery outfit at India’s Raw Star finale.“There were over 2,500 people present at the venue with 250 bouncers. “Everything was going smooth until someone from the crowd started teasing Gauahar. In her response Gauahar Khan started protesting and the situation started getting uglier.They were arguing and things then started turning messy and the man in question slapped Gauhar,” informs our source.