Playback singer Papon landed in some legal soup when he kissed a minor girl in a video shared by him on his Facebook account. The video was shot during the Holi celebrations on the sets of reality show Papon hosts. The video went viral on internet and also a Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan filed a complaint against the singer with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights under the POCSO act. Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan said that the video made her uncomfortable.
Many Bollywood celebrities including Raveena Tandon and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi have come out against Papon after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl.
The shocked celebrities feel that it's disgusting and shameful and that the singer should be arrested.
Raveena Tandon: Disgusting! Shameful! Perverse! This man Papon should be arrested ! The girl's parents succumbing to pressure! The explanations given are ridiculous! Haven't felt such anger and shame to see this happen and some on tv debates actually defending the act.
Whatever the situation,accidental,unintentional,affection,love, though it is sad the #papon controversy happened. But will be an eye opener and lesson for all to not getting carried away,and not crossing a line which can be seen as inappropriate.— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) February 24, 2018
#papons legal representatives doing not good for him either,spoiling it further by making silly arguments,if it happened unintentionally and the girl moved her face,admit it happened,apologise,instead of giving it a “guru shishya” love spin,sounds repulsive.— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) February 24, 2018
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi: If anybody behaved with my daughter the way Papon did with the teenage girl I would slap him several times in such a way that no one dared behave that way again.
If anybody behaved with my daughter the way #Papon did with the teenage girl I would slap him several times in such a way that no one dared behave that way again— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) February 23, 2018
Gauahar Khan: Wasn't smothering a child's face with your palm rubbing colour all over it for four seconds enough as fatherly love, that you had to pull the child's face then to strategically peck her on the lip. There was no wrong camera angle or the child moving her face mistakenly.
Wasn't smothering a child's face with your palm rubbing color all over it for 4 secs enough as fatherly love, that u had to pull the child's face then to strategically peck her on the lip??? There was no wrong camera angle or the child moving her face mistakenly BTW 🙄😡#papon👎— Gauahar Khan (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) February 23, 2018
Ashoke Pandit: Papon body language and his brash attitude while abusing the child is a sign of arrogance and complete disregard for the law. This is a benchmark trait of every powerful sexual predator.
Sexual abuse cannot be ignored in the name of fatherly love or liberal society. What #Papon did is a legit case of child sexual abuse. Not only he, but the adults who stood around being silent accomplices of this abuse should be tried for this crime.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 23, 2018