Gauhar Khan
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"India's Raw Star" host Gauahar Khan was allegedly slapped by a 24-year-old man at the Film City, Goregaon (East), on Sunday.

The incident took place during the finale of the singing reality show "India's Raw Star". Police have arrested the suspect, identified as Akil Malik.

The accused slapped the "Big Boss 7" winner for wearing a short dress during the show. Malik reportedly said that being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress, according to the police.

"A preliminary probe has revealed that someone from the audience started teasing Khan to which she protested. An argument ensued between Gauahar and the man who was teasing her. Things turned ugly when the man suddenly slapped the actor," Hindustan Times quoted an Aarey police officer as saying.

The accused before slapping Gauahar, touched her inappropriately during a break, but security guards immediately took charge of the situation.

There were around 250 bouncers present on the sets of the reality TV show. Gauahar was shocked after the whole incident, but she continued to host the show after taking a break.

"It was chaos after the security pulled the man away. Gauahar was shocked and was crying a lot. A stunned Gauahar didn't understand what happened. Though the shooting was stopped, Gauahar took a break of an hour to gather her bearings and then reported back on stage to finish the leftover one hour shoot," HT quoted a source as saying.

Malik has been booked under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC, according to Press Trust of India.

Watch the video of what happened after Gauahar was slapped: