A petition has been filed against actor Salman Khan and his co-star Katrina Kaif in the recent blockbuster movie, Tiger Zinda Hai, to lodge an FIR based on an alleged casteist comment during the promotion of the movie. The court has list the matter for 27 February, when it will be considering the the case for further investigation, meanwhile, it has asked for a response from the Delhi Police about the petition. Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, has filed the petition in the Patiala House Court, stating that the actors committed atrocity against the members of his caste. He alleges that Salman had made the comment during a television show while Katrina, “rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”
Tiger Zinda Hai has become one of the most successful movies in Bollywood, with a gross of ₹552 crore at the Box office. Unlike many other of his films, TZH also managed to get acclaim from the critics for being very entertaining and doing what is was supposed to do. Salman and especially Katrina’s performances were praised while the film was rewarded the best stunt man at the filmfare awards.
There have been no reports as to what the response of the two stars about the controversy will be, but it seems that the petitioners do have evidence of the comments that were made by Salman.