Bollywood star Salman Khan has rubbed his own community the wrong way, with a Muslim body making a police complaint against the actor for disrespecting the religion.
A community member has objected to a fashion show organized by the star's well-known organization 'Being Human' in Mumbai, wherein the Arabic word 'Allah' was displayed on an outfit worn by a model.
While a report by the Press Trust of India states that the inscription was on a T-shirt worn by a model, according to Hindustan Times, the religious word was inscribed at the bottom of a model's gown. The fashion show took place a few months ago, and the complainant Mohammad Asim Ali (30), is reportedly the president of the Muslim body All India Quami Tanzeem.
What has further angered the community, ironically the very community that Khan belongs to, is that the video of the fashion show has been shared extensively online. The complainant also furnished footage from the fashion show while filing the FIR against Khan.
Maharashtra's Yavatmal police have booked the star under IPC section 295 (A) that deals with deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
The superstar faces imprisonment for a term, which may extend to three years, or fine, or both, thus adding to the already legally beleaguered star's woes.
"We have lodged a complaint against Salman Khan, the organiser of the fashion show as well as the model. We are probing the allegations and will take appropriate action in the case," investigating officer Dilip Chavan told The Asian Age.