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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 12:43 IST

Gauahar Khan recalls distressing incident of getting slapped thrice on-stage

While performing, a man from the audience approached the stage and slapped Gauahar Khan thrice as he disapproved of her attire.

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Gauahar Khan | Image:Instagram
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Gauahar Khan faced a distressing incident during the finale of the singing reality show India’s Raw Star in 2014. The actress was hosting the show when she was assaulted during a live performance. Reflecting on the incident in a podcast interview, Gauahar recalled the impact it had on her.

Details about the incident

In 2014, Gauahar Khan faced a distressing incident during the finale of India’s Raw Star. While performing, a man from the audience approached the stage and slapped the actress thrice as he disapproved of her attire.

(File photo | image: Varinder Chawla)

She said, “Not just slapped me once, slapped me thrice. Of course, I still remember it. And I still know what it feels like. And how horrible that was. What kind of mindset do you have that you think its okay to hit, first of all an unnamed person, secondly a woman, thirdly someone who’s not caused you any harm. Just because something triggered you that you disagree with, of my opinion. You don’t become a bigger man by saying that I can hit you. Of course, you can hit me. You can hit anyone you want. You’ve two hands, but why would you do that? Why can’t you just turn your anger into love?”

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(File photo | image: Varinder Chawla)

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 12:43 IST

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