It was only last month that Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe “broke the Internet” and sparked public outrage with her see-through dress while performing live on the TV singing competition Star Academy. But now, another Muslim starlet has caused controversy with her “bad” choice of attire.
Indian presenter and model Gauahar Khan was left audibly traumatised after a member of the audience at a TV competition she was presenting at got up and slapped her for wearing revealing clothes, reported The Independent.
Akil Malik, 24, took offence at Khan’s cutaway outfit as she presented the grand finale of singing competition Raw Star at Film City in Goregaon, Mumbai. He then got up out of his seat to threaten and assault her live on air.
“Being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress,” the Mumbai police quoted Malik as saying by way of explanation.
ISIS would have most likely patted Malik on the back for his actions. This week, ISIS’s leader al-Baghdadi threatened to try and ban Star Academy from airing following Wehbe’s shameful appearance, which he accused of making the Arab world “a nation subject to unethical virtues that go against the teachings of Islam.”
Meanwhile, Malik was arrested and charged with molestation under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code.
According to Indian reports, Khan was left shaken by the incident, but returned to the set an hour later to continue filming.
Malik is expected to appear in Boriwali Court today, said The Independent.