Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have reportedly been summoned by the deputy SP of Rajasthan’s Churu district, Hukum Singh, for allegedly using ‘Bhangi’ word in a derogatory way and hurting the sentiments of Valmiki community. Film analyst Komal Nahta has also been summoned in this regard.
Salman Khan had used the word during the promotion of his film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, while referring to his dancing skills while Shilpa Shetty had reportedly used the word to describe how she looks at home.
A day after the interview, the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India had filed a police complaint in Mumbai against the two stars for using the word ‘bhangi’ on a public platform and hurting the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community.
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) had also sought replies from the MIB and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over the issue after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh.