A complaint has been lodged against singer Papon for allegedly forcefully kissing a minor on a reality show – Voice India Kids.
A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a complaint against Assamese singer with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for an ‘inappropriate’ act of showing affection to a minor girl.
“I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colors on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girl participating in reality shows across India,” his complaint said.
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2018
Papon is currently one of the judges on Voice India Kids. On Tuesday, he went live on his Facebook page. In the video, he is seen applying gulal to one of the female contestants and then he kisses her, allegedly by force. The girl looks uncomfortable as Papon forcefully tries to kiss her on the cheeks.
Papon is known for his popular numbers from Hindi films such as Barfi!, Befikre, Sultan, Dum Laga Ke Haisha among others.