The Indian singing competition Raw Star took a turn for the nightmarish for the show's host last night.
Host Gauahar Khan was allegedly slapped during Sunday's taping of the show's season finale at Mumbai's Film City in Goregaon by a 24-year-old man who didn't approve of her short dress, police told the Hindustan Times. A local newscast showed footage of a shocked and upset-looking Khan with a hand to her face, though no contact was caught on camera.
Aarey Sub police told the paper that suspect Akil Malik had said that he didn't think that he didn't like how Khan was wearing a short skirt and dancing to supposedly racy music.
Malik was detained and a police spokesman stated that they would "record Khan's statement in detail" and "register a case under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal Code and will arrest the accused youth
It was chaos after the security pulled the man away. Gauahar was shocked and was crying a lot. A stunned Gauahar didn't understand what happened. Though the shooting was stopped, Gauahar took a break of an hour to gather her bearings and then reported back on stage to finish the leftover one-hour shoot