Gauahar Khan blames lax security for attack

MUMBAI: Actress Gauahar Khan, who was slapped by a man on the set of a reality show, says laxity in the security arrangements led to the incident.

An audience member on the sets of “India’s Rawstar” attacked her for wearing skimpy clothes.

She said, “If any lapse has happened, then it was in security. Without security check how could you give him the card? Isn’t it terrorizing?

“This is also a terror and it has nothing to do with any belief. No religion or culture gives you the permission of being violent.

“This loser does not represent my beautiful faith, which in itself means peace and submission,” the actress told reporters at a press conference here.

Reportedly, the accused Mohammad Akil Malik got up and went to the stage. Initially, he tried to touch her and then slapped her. He asked her how she could wear skimpy outfits and dance to cheap songs despite being a Muslim.

“I am not here to promote any kind of dress code, or state that one must or must not wear certain clothes. I am only here to state that no one has the right to attack or hurt anybody for excising one’s personal thoughts or beliefs,” said Gauahar sharing her views of the Sunday incident.