Gauher Khan, an Indian actress and reality star, was slapped by a male audience member while she was filming the reality competition Raw Star.

Gauher Khan Slapped By Audience Member During TV Taping

Khan, who previously won the Indian reality competition series Bigg Boss, was presenting at the Raw Star finale on Sunday, Nov. 30, when a male audience member reportedly jumped towards her and slapped her in front of a 2,5000 audience. Video of the incident has not been released, but footage of Khan’s shocked reaction has surfaced online.

The man was quickly detained by security and handed over to authorities while Khan went backstage to recover. Khan was reportedly crying and in shock, retreated for about an hour and then returned to resume filming the show.

Suspect Akil Malik Disapproves Of Khan’s Short Clothes

Akil Malik, the 24-year-old man who slapped Khan, reportedly told police that he attacked the reality star because of her clothes, which he deemed too revealing. Malik allegedly told authorities that, as a Muslim, Khan should dress more modestly.

“Actresses are the face of society and they should not wear skirts and short clothes as they make youngsters get attracted to them sexually,” Malik reportedly told the police.

Malik expressed his belief that “short clothes” lead men to commit crimes – in other words, a woman wearing a short skirt causes rape. “These days, boys who are minors are also committing crimes such as rape and molestation and many of them keep obscene photographs of actresses in their pockets…If actresses stop wearing short clothes, crime will decrease and lead to a better society,” Malik added.

Police are planning on arresting Malik for “voluntarily causing hurt” and “assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty,” according to a report by the Hindustan Times.

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