|Shilpa Shetty and Salman Khan|
Tiger Zinda Hai actor Salman Khan had used the word during the promotion of his recent film while referring to his dancing skills. Shilpa had reportedly used the word to describe how she looks at home. A complaint was registered against the actors in connection with the matter, in Mumbai, last month. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) also demanded replies from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over the issue after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh.
Kishor Kumar Masoom, the Vice President of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India, said that a fresh complaint was filed at the Goregaon police station on Monday. The party had earlier lodged a complaint against the actors on December 23 at the Andheri police station. However, since no action was taken by the police, Masoom said, "I know that Shilpa Shetty said 'sorry' for her action on Twitter but that does not change the reality. And according to the law, they should get imprisonment of five years. "So we are saying that if the police and law system will not take action against Salman and Shilpa within 48 hours, we, the Dalit Samaj across the country will protest and in a democratic way, will urge the authority to protect the law by punishing them for their wrong deeds." A statement released by Masoom's lawyer, which read, "Salman along with Katrina Kaif on a TV show used the insulting word 'bhangi' against a member of the scheduled caste.
Salman Khan seems never to be out of controversy. And this time Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has joined the parade. Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Salman Khan seem never to be out of controversy. And this time Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has joined the parade. Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have reportedly been summoned by the deputy SP of Rajasthan`s Churu district, Hukum Singh, for allegedly using the word `Bhangi` (a particular caste) in a derogatory way and hurting the sentiments of Valmiki community.
After the first complaint was lodged, Shilpa had tweeted: "Some of my words from an interview in the past have been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of hurting anyone's feelings... I apologize if they have. I'm proud to belong to a country that boasts of diverse castes and creeds and I respect each one of them." Komal Nahta, the film analyst, has also been summoned in this regard.