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Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty make 'Bhangi' comment, Valmiki community files complaint

Shilpa Shetty, Salman Khan in an old picture together. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dec 22, 2017, 08.11 AM (IST)

Bollywood star Salman Khan lands in fresh trouble after he made a 'Bhangi' comment publicly on national television. 

While promoting his latest release "Tiger Zinda Hai" on a popular entertainment channel, Salman said, "I look like a 'Bhangi' doing this step", drawing comparisons between his inability to dance to one of the backward castes in India. 

On another occasion, another Bollywood face Shilpa Shetty has been slapped a case after she used the 'bhangi' word referring to her style of dressing at home. She used the word during an interaction with paparazzi.

On both accounts, Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have a legal case against them by the Valmiki Community citing "word hurt people's sentiments". They have lodged a police complaint against Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra and urged strict action against the film stars. 

A copy of the registered complaint by the Valmiki Samaj Action Committee Delhi has been shared on their Facebook page. 

The Valmiki community, earlier, opposed Salman's movie Tiger Zinda Hai by protesting in Agra. A number of people including members of the community reached the district office and raised slogans against Salman Khan and his then-upcoming movie "Tiger Zinda Hai". 

"Tiger Zinda Hai" released today across all theatres in India. 

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