New Delhi: A controversial comment on rape got actors Sunny Leone and Kamaal R Khan enmeshed in an ugly public battle that involved filing of police cases. Khan accused Leone of saying that rape is nothing but surprise sex. Leone vehemently denied saying it and called the actor-director a liar.
"Police should arrest Sunny Leone and her husband within 24 hours according to my complaint. If police will not arrest then I shall go to court. I have filed case not only against Sunny but her lukkha (sic) husband Daniel Weber also," Khan tweeted.
He had earlier said that he would file a defamation case against Leone at the Versova police station. "Now I have all the rights to file a complaint against Sunny Leone and I shall do it today only. My lawyers are preparing cases to file in Mumbai and Delhi against Sunny Leone. So just wait and I promise to deport her from India very soon," Khan tweeted earlier.
The Times of India daily reported that "Leone lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of Mumbai Police against Khan on Monday evening for falsely attributing controversial comments on rape to her on his microblogging page."
The daily said Khan had reportedly written, "Ye lo... Sunny Leone says - Rape is not a Crime, It's just a Surprise Sex," a comment that was re-tweeted several times. But Leone strongly denied tweeting this and said all those re-tweeting it will be blocked.
On Monday she called Khan, popularly called KRK by his followers on Twitter, a liar and said the tweet was in fact attributed to her by Khan. Khan promptly hit out at the actor with a series of his own tweets, albeit unrelated to Sunday's controversy.
"Sad when you wake up in the morning and reporters are writing about a lie that was said on my behalf by a well known liar KRK," tweeted Leone with the hash tag #shameonyou.
"Dear @sunnyleone first you unblock me n then tell me what m I lying? I have read your statement in a news paper I said that on twitter. I offered you my film #Deshdrohi n you said that u don't have dates till 2014. I have your mails so how I m lying madam @sunnyleone ji?" tweeted Khan.
The "rape is not a crime, it is surprise sex" comment may or may not have been tweeted by Leone, but the tweet could not be found on either KRK or Leone's Twitter timeline. "Whoever has said this rape comment is an idiot. I never said this. Grow up!," Leone said on Sunday.
"Well everyone on my page that thinks that's a joke they are getting blocked!" Leone said.
Following the horrific gangrape of a physiotherapy student in New Delhi, social media has been high strung about controversial comments on security and safety of women.