Gauahar Khan paid me to slap her, claims accused Akil Malik

In a shocking revelation, the accused Mohd Akil Malik who slapped model-actress Gauahar Khan on the grand finale of India’s Raw Star’ said that the incident was just a publicity stunt to gain attention. The accused added that Gauahar Khan paid him to get her slapped in public during the show.

He also said that the actress even promised him a role in ‘Dabangg 3’ if he slaps her publicly.

In an interview with Zee News, Mohd Akil Malik said that he is a junior artist and two days before the show, he met Gauahar Khan. She asked him to meet him and the next day when he went to meet her, she said that he had to slap her and for that he will be paid. He further claimed that 'the entire incident was only for the sake of publicity’ and the actress had also said 'she wouldn't press any charges on him to do so'. 

It is to be mentioned that on December 2, 2014 'Bigg Boss 7' winner Gauahar Khan was slapped by a member of the audience at a reality show stage. Immediately after the incident, the accused was arrested and during police interrogation he said that he slapped Khan because she was wearing short skirt during the show and Muslim girls are not allowed to wear short outfits. Following the incident, Gauahar called upon press conference to express her stance on the matter.

Akil Malik also said that Gauahar promised him to get him released if arrested but she did not keep her words and so he has now made up his mind to reveal the truth.