Salman, Shilpa booked for making derogatory remarks
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): A complaint has been registered against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty in Mumbai's Andheri Police station for allegedly using a derogatory word against the Scheduled Castes in TV shows.
They have been accused of humiliating and insulting the Scheduled Castes by using the word 'bhangi' in separate TV shows.
Earlier on Friday, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had sought a reply from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints lodged against them.
The NCSC had asked to file a reply on the action taken against the actors as per the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act, 2015, within a week.
The commission issued the notice after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh.
Singh, in his complaint, said that the actors used the word 'bhangi' in TV shows which clearly insults the entire Valmiki community of the world.
Salman had used the word during the promotion of his film 'Tiger Zinda Hai', while referring to his dancing skills.
Shilpa had reportedly used the word to describe how she looks at home. (ANI)
This story has not been edited. It has been published as provided by ANI
National Unity Day: A tribute to Sardar Patel | Master Stroke
What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke
Israeli spyware Pegasus snooped on Indian Journalists through Whatsapp | Master Stroke
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets Sharad Pawar
Drill displays IED diffused with the help of a robot by NSG
Article 370 only gave separatism and terrorism to J&K: PM Modi in Kevadiya
Let us work towards making India $5 trillion economy: Modi To Trainee Civil Servant | Full Speech
Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed
Jammu and Kashmir to witness 'Acche Din'? | Seedha Sawal
Expert advice on how to survive poor air quality in Delhi-NCR