Assamese singer lands in trouble; after he ‘kissed’ a minor on tv show
In a rather shocking sequence of events, the Assamese singer Angarag Papon Mahanta – or Papon as he is popularly known – has landed in a controversy.
This after a video went viral where he is seen ‘kissing’ a minor singer during a music reality show.
The video incidentally was shared by Papon himself on his Facebook page.
The video shows the singer in a light moment with contestants of the music reality show The Voice of India Kids Season 2.
Papon is a jury member of the show and in the video is seen affectionately planting a kiss on a junior contestant.
Apart from Papon, the other jury members include Himesh Reshammiya, Shaan, and Palak Muchhal.
Taking exception to the act, a Supreme Court advocate has shot off a letter to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights terming the singer’s act as inappropriate.
Advocate Runa Bhuyan in her complaint writes, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen applying colors on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.”
On the other hand, Papon’s lawyer Gaurang Narang claims that the whole incident is being blown out of proportion. >