Salman Khan’s Hum Saath Saath Hain co-star slaps harassment case

Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: The infamous 1998 blackbuck poaching incident continues to hunt the actors of the Hum Saath Saath Hain movie. After the bail of Salman Khan, who was earlier sentenced to five years of jail and also fined Rs 10,000, his one of the co-stars form the movie has now brought in harassment charges against the Bishnoi community.

His Hum Saath Saath Hai co-star Kunickaa Sadanand is reportedly facing the anger of the Bishnoi community and has receiving death threats and obscene messages from them.

In an interview to Bombay Times, Kunickaa said, “During television debates on the blackbuck poaching case, I was advocating that instead of punishing Salman, the Bishnoi community should use him as an example and not oppose the bail. Ideally, he should be made to do some work for the community, like breeding black bucks, adopting a jungle, etc. On one such panel discussion last week, I said that even Bishnois are hunters. I wanted to add that just like there are non-vegetarians in vegetarian communities, likewisebut I was interrupted by the anchor.”

Since then she has been facing the wrath of the said community.

“A person called Santosh Bishnoi called me and wanted me to apologise for what I had said on television and I agreed, as I had no proof about Bishnois being non-vegetarian; I had only heard about it from a man in Kota. However, the phone calls did not stop, there were messages on Facebook, too. They threatened to file a case against me. By then, I’d had enough and I posted a video online, apologising for my statement. I also talked about the harassment,” she said.

“I filed a case under Section 507 against the Bishnoi community. I handed over all the details, including the numbers from which I received the calls, and screenshots of the lewd messages. They have leaked my address and phone numbers on social media and violated my privacy. I have got police protection, now it is up to them to take action,” she told Bombay Times.

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