Popular Bollywood singer Papon Mahanta is in trouble following a ‘live video’ shared on his social media page. A video that went viral on social media sites sparked controversy, in which singer Papon can be seen kissing a contestant of a reality show while celebrating Holi.
Singer Papon Mahanta has been charged with “inappropriately kissing” a minor in the live video. In the video, the singer can be seen applying color on a minor’s (contestant) face and ‘kissing’ on her lips. A complaint has been filed with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon under POCSO Act. The complaint has been filed by Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan.
In reaction to the controversy, the contestant’s father said that Papon is his daughter’s mentor and like a father figure. He also requested media not to continue it further.
Following the allegations, Papon wrote on his social media page, “To show affection for an 11-year-old child who I have been mentoring for a while now is not an alien concept for me. Please do remember that it a video on my own facebook live and stop for a moment and at least wonder why I would myself promote a video where I am ‘apparently’ doing all the unmentionable things that I am being accused of.”
“My humble request to everyone, when you do come across this matter is to just pause and think about how much harm this does to the people involved. I have a loving wife of over 14 years and two young children. There is a little girl involved, whose identity is not masked in any way. Both of our families are being destroyed forever, just by people jumping to conclusions,” he added.
Netizens are continuous putting their views forward on social media sites following the controversy.