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Mumbai(PTI): In an interview with Zee News, Mohammad Akil Malik the man who slapped Gauahar Khan has claimed that it was merely a publicity stunt!
He accuses that the actress paid him to do the fiasco in stage in front of celebrities like Arjun Kapoor and hundreds of people. Malik is a junior artist by profession. Apart from money, Malik allegedly was also given lure of a meaty role in Dabbang 3, if he slaps ex Bigg Boss winner Gauahar Khan. The actress reportedly assured him that ‘she wouldn’t press any charge’ for the entire staged incident.
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On 30th November, when Gauahar Khan, the host of India’s Raw star was shooting for its grand finale episode, a member of the audience, Akil Malik, 24, walked up to the stage, misbehaved with her and then slapped her. The incident happened at Studio number 9, Filmcity in Goregaon East.
A police officer said, “Malik told the actress that he was against her wearing short clothes before slapping her. He touched her inappropriately as well. Following this, guards deployed at the show intervened and stopped him. He was immediately handed over to the police.”