Bollywood singer Angarag Mahanta better known as Papon has landed in legal trouble because of a video, which he posted on his official Facebook page. In the video, the singer can been seen celebrating Holi with the participants on the sets of the music reality show – The Voice Of India Kids Season 2, wherein he’s one of the judges. After applying colour on a minor girl participant’s face, he affectionately kisses the girl.
The light and affectionate moment has not gone down well with Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhayan who has filed a sexual assault complaint against Papon with the National Commission for Protection of Children Rights. Runa has said in her complaint that the singer kissed the minor girl inappropriately and that she is concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.
Meanwhile, the girl’s father has issued a statement saying that Papon is a mentor and a father figure to his daughter and requested the media not to push the issue further. The singer’s lawyer, Gaurang Narang has called the whole episode unfortunate and said that the singer is very disturbed by the whole incident.
The Moh Moh Ke Dhaage singer, in a Facebook post today, wrote about the entire incident stating that he is absolutely pained by the accusation and that it is destroying two families.
Here’s the post:
Papon, is the judge of The Voice Of India Kids Season 2 along with Shaan, Himesh Reshammiya and Palak Muchhal.