It is rightly said- “Words speak louder than actions” and especially when renowned actors or famous celebrities say so. Recently Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have been a part of the racial controversy which involves the two making a racial comment. Kishor Kumar Masoom, the Vice President of the Republican Party of India-A, has told IANS, a leading news source that a new complaint was filed at the Goregaon police station on 25 December against the actors after 23 December at the Andheri police station.
Masoom has said: “I know that Shilpa Shetty said ‘sorry’ for her action on Twitter but that does not change the reality. And according to the law, they should get imprisonment of five years. So we are saying that if the police and law system will not take action against Salman and Shilpa within 48 hours, we, the Dalit Samaj across the country will protest and in a democratic way, will urge the authority to protect the law by punishing them for their wrong deeds.”
A statement released by Masoom’s lawyer, which read: “Salman along with Katrina Kaif on a TV show used the insulting word ‘bhangi’ against a member of the scheduled caste. And actor Shilpa Shetty stated in an interview ‘I look like a bhangi‘ – it appears from her statement that she is encouraging and spreading ill-feeling among the entire society. He also intentionally insulted members of the Scheduled Caste. Both actors have committed offence under sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, and Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.”
Salman Khan Tiger Zinda Hai has released recently and the actor is in news all over again. In spite of Shilpa tweeting- “Some of my words from an interview in the past have been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of hurting anyone’s feelings… I apologize if they have. I’m proud to belong to a country that boasts of diverse castes and creeds and I respect each one of them.”, she has still found out trouble over something, Indian citizens are very sensitive about.