Following an attack on television actress and "Bigg Boss 7" winner Gauahar Khan during "India's Raw Star" grand finale in Mumbai Film City, the show host attended a press meet on Tuesday.
"I was hurt and shocked, but the incident has made me stronger," Khan said.
Khan was allegedly slapped by 24-year-old Akil Malik, who attacked her for wearing a short dress during the show. The accused has been arrested on charges of molestation.
"This loser doesn't represent my beautiful faith, which in itself means peace and submission. He apparently attacked me because I am an actress. He wanted to send out his warped message. I am using the same status to appeal to all women to stand against such acts," the actress said.
"I feel that pain of all women who go through any such attacks in the name of moral policing. I know this man does not represent the youth of India because the coward was outnumbered by the young boys who were outraged by his cowardly attack on me," she added.
Meanwhile, the actress also thanked her family, friends, fans and media for their love and support.