Gauahar Khan’s attacker has alleged that the actress paid him for slapping her in public. But the actress says it is the “most ridiculous claim”.
In November, Gauahar, who was hosting a reality show in Mumbai, was slapped by Mohammad Akil Malik for reportedly wearing skimpy clothes.
And now, Malik has alleged that he was paid to slap her and that she had promised to get him a role in a film.
“This is my one and only response to the most ridiculous claim made by an accused who attacked me, went to jail for it and came out only to prove even more what a threat he is to normal living in India for girls, and also the weak stature even the media gives to a girl who especially belongs to the film or TV world,” Gauahar said in a statement.
“What this man is claiming is a clear attempt to get away from the heinous crime he committed. It’s absolutely bogus and a very poorly staged and filmy story obviously recommended by people who believe that our law will let him get away with such baseless stories,” she added.
“I have never in my life met this man before I saw him charging at me on ‘India’s Raw Star’ finale. I don’t want to give him the two seconds of fame he desperately wants by clarifying any of his rubbish claims,” she said.
“I trust the law fully and know that, that's where I'll get justice for the trauma I have had to go through because of his desperate need to wanting to be famous at the cost of my pain and name.”
“I can prove every point made by him stand untrue with proof, but this guy only deserves to face the law alone. He's a liar and so shall be proved in the court of law,” she added.