Singer Mika Singh, who was booked for getting violent with a doctor in Delhi, said that he slapped the latter because he was drunk.
The incident came to light after a video of Mika slapping the doctor at a concert in Delhi surfaced online. Following that, Delhi police filed a criminal case against the hit Punjabi singer at Inderpuri police station.
However, Mika responded to the controversy and said that the doctor, Dr. Shrikant, was drunk and he slapped him because of his rude gesture.
During the concert, the singer asked him and other males to not to stand among the women, but the doctor didn't follow Mika's orders.
"During the show, I had requested that the ladies come forward and the men step towards the left so that the ladies and children could also enjoy. I'd told the guy not to stand among the ladies at least five times. He was drunk and he did not listen to me," Mika said, according to IANS.
The victim Dr. Shrikant, who suffered internal injury in his left ear, said Mika asked him to move to the other side in a very insulting way.
However, Mika defending himself posted a statement on his official Facebook describing what happened on Saturday night.
Here is Mika's statement:
"I had made a humble request whilst being on stage, as I always do that the ladies and children should be given space to dance and enjoy the show. I asked the Gentleman in the audience several times politely to move over to the side slightly and most complied straight away.
"However, there was a small group of men, who constantly ignored my requests. The ladies meanwhile were consistently asking me to ask them to move slightly. Again, I kept very calm and upon the ladies persistence I again requested the Gentleman to give them some space. It was then that the particular doctor in mention starting swearing at me from the audience and showing his middle finger in front of all the doctors present. I realised at this point he was drunk which all the doctors also witnessed.
"I called him up on stage, and asked him whether he would feel just as comfortable doing the same actions on stage or in front of his family. He continued his tirade of swearing after which I lost my cool which I probably shouldn't have and slapped him.
"Now what I want to ask is why is it that I am always perceived in a negative way even when I am doing things for the protection of our own Women? Would people have rather preferred if I hadn't taken a step to help others? Either I should ignore people like this and let these type of things carry on in our country or forget who I am and stand up for the vulnerable.
"I have been like this for the last 18 years and I will never change myself. I would like to tell you of an incident last year where I helped two men on the road who had suffered a hit and run accident. The next day the news reported that I had hit them with my car and I was the target of the media. The question is why is help first perceived in the wrong way?
"Finally, I just want to conclude by saying the people can decide whether I was right or wrong. I did what I felt was for the betterment of our ladies and children and I will always continue to stand up against what is wrong."