Papon recently conducted a Facebook LIVE stream featuring the contestants of his reality show ‘The Voice India Kids’ that he judges alongside Shaan and Himesh Reshammiya. Basing the entire video on the game of Holi, Papon can be seen smearing colors onto the faces of the young teens and soon after plants a kiss on a contestant’s lips, leaving her stunned. The video is apparently still on his feed and inviting a lot of wrath from his fans.
He did the typical rendition of ‘Rang Barse’ for his fans; all seemed well until he did the unexpected. A Supreme Court lawyer, Runa Bhuyan, found this video rather objectionable and has gone ahead with a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon under the Protection of Children from Sexual
Offences Act (POCSO) Act, finding his behavior sexually abusive.
The lawyer Runa Bhuyan said:
She wants to ensure guidelines are set to protect children participating in reality shows. It is truly sad for such a phenomenal singer like Papon to disappoint mankind like this. He is popular for albums like Barfi!, Befikre, Sultan, Dum Laga Ke Haisha among others and is yet to give a response, the police are yet to file an official complaint.