Now, Katrina Kaif in trouble for laughing at Salman Khan's casteist remark
A petition was filed in a Delhi court on Thursday seeking to lodge an FIR against actors Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and others for allegedly making a casteist remark during the promotion of the 2017 film Tiger Zinda Hai.
The court listed the matter for consideration for February 27 and also sought a reply from the Delhi Police on the complaint.
The plea, filed in the Patiala House Court, alleged that the accused persons had "committed atrocity" on the members of the caste and insulted and humiliated them by making the casteist remark.
The complaint, filed by Harnam Singh, a former chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, alleged that the remark was made by Khan during a programme on a television channel while 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."
Tiger Zinda Hai saw protests in several parts of the country on the day it released, December 23 last year, after Salman Khan made a casteist remark on a TV show, along with Shilpa Shetty. Theatres were burnt and posters of the film were torn in Rajasthan, where people took to the streets to demand no screening of Tiger Zinda Hai.
On the show, Salman had allegedly made a casteist slur, comparing his dancing skills to a "bh**gi" (a sanitation worker). Shilpa had also laughed along with him, and said that she also 'looked like one'.
Shilpa later took to Twitter to post an apology.
Some of my words from an interview in the past have been misinterpreted.It was never said with the intent of hurting anyones feelings...SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) December 23, 2017
I apologize if they have. Im proud to belong to a country that boasts of diverse castes and creeds and I respect each one of them.SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) December 23, 2017
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Tiger Zinda Hai was the biggest box office hit of 2017. Produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by ali Abbas Zafar, the sequel to 2012's Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai raked in over Rs 330 crore at the domestic box office.
The film was the last major release of 2017 and in a way saved Bollywood from a disappointing year at the ticket counters. With Salman and Katrina in lead roles, the film also starred Kumud Mishra, Anupriya Goenka, Sajjad Delafrooz, Paresh Rawal, Angad Bedi and Girish Karnad among others.
(With inputs from ANI)