Mumbai, Dec 2: The 24-year old youth Akil Malik who slapped Bigg Boss winner and TV host Gauhar Khan during a shoot, has reportedly told Mumbai police he slapped her so that "she never wears a skimpy dress again".
Malik said that he wanted to 'teach Gauhar a lesson' as he felt that since he was sexually attracted to girls who wear short skirts, other youths could too. He told police that he had slapped Gauhar to help other youths like him.
Malik said that girls wearing short clothes "damage the brains" of youngsters and instigate them to commit crimes.
As reported by Mid-Day, Malik said, "Actresses are the face of society and they should not wear skirts and short clothes as they make youngsters get attracted to them sexually. These days, boys who are minors are also committing crimes such as rape and molestation and many of them keep obscene photographs of actresses in their pockets. If actresses stop wearing short clothes, crime will decrease and lead to a better society."
Akil visited the sets of India's Raw Star for three days and he said that he was enraged with Gauhar's outfits. He said he had tried to explain to Gauhar that wearing short clothes was against Islam.
When the argument got heated up, he slapped her in presence of over 2500 people.
Akil has been slapped with Indian Penal Code 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).
He has been remanded in police custody till Thursday.