A plea has been filed against Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and others, for the alleged use of a caste slur on TV during the promotions of ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017).
The complaint, filed by Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, claims that Khan made the alleged comment, and Kaif “rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”, according to DNA India.
The aim of the plea is to register an FIR against the accused parties. Singh had previously filed his complaint at a police station in Mumbai, but an FIR was not lodged, causing him to go to court.
The alleged incident took place on the sets of Komal Nahta’s talk show ‘Bollywood Business’, where Khan used the word to describe his dancing skills. Apart from Singh’s complaint, the incident also resulted in the Valmiki community protesting ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, as well as complaints filed with the Rajasthan and Delhi police.