salman khan who is riding on a crest of success with his “Tiger Zinda Hai” crossing the Rs 325 crore mark, has once again landed himself in trouble. A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court against him and actress katrina kaif for making casteist remarks and hurting the sentiments of a particular community.

In a petition filed in a Delhi court on Thursday by Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis has asked the court to direct the police to lodge an FIR against actors Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif for repeatedly using the derogatory term bhangi during the promotion of his film “Tiger Zinda hai”.

The court has listed the matter for discussion on February 27 and also sought a reply from the Delhi Police on the matter.

Salman in trouble again

The complaint alleged that Salman had used the derogatory term repeatedly in a program on a television program. The complaint also charged co-star Katrina Kaif of abetting the derogatory term and laughing in agreement rather than condemning the action.

It is not the first time the star has found himself in trouble for shooting from his hip. In a press briefing after finishing shooting for his flick “Sultan,” Salman remarked that he was so drained due the hectic schedule, he felt like a raped woman.

The remark soon became viral, and the star was derided for his careless and cuss remark. The star was hounded by the Twitterati and had to issue an apology after the National Woman Council asked him to explain his remarks.

A folly or a calculated ploy

It is not clear if the remarks were made as a deliberate and calculated strategy to create a buzz which in all probability does help in keeping the interest alive and help to garner more support for his film.

In the past, such controversy always started before the release of any major film.

Salman’s latest release ‘Tiger Zinda Hai” which is a sequel to the earlier successful “Ek Tha Tiger” is breaking all records and is inching to the Rs 350 crore mark. The film also stars Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnaad besides Kumud Mishra, Anupriya Goenka, Paresh Rawal, and Angad Bedi.

The film has its fair share of criticism for harping on a utopian possibility of intelligence agencies of two bitter enemies, India and Pakistan joining hands against a common enemy. The film was full of bombast and histrionics which was a little over the hill even for a film of Salman’s genre.

The film is also the last major release in 2017 and brought something to cheer for Bollywood especially after a lackluster year at the ticket counters.

Salman Khan is busy completing his shooting for his next major release, "Race 3" in Thailand. He recently completed a shooting sequence in Bangkok along with Jackeline Fernandez and returned to Mumbai.

Besides Salman Khan, the film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Saqib Saleem in key roles. The action thriller is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films and hoped to repeat the success of the earlier releases of the franchise.

After “Race 3” Salman has in the pipeline another major film, Zafar's "Bharat," which is slated for an Eid release next year.

Salman will also host "Dus Ka Dam 3" which will start from June 2018. He will commence shooting of “Kick” which again will be a sequel.

His co-star in many films and close friend Katrina Kaif has a number of films lined up for release. Her next release is going to be “Thugs of Hindustan which is scheduled for release on Diwali eve in November 2018. The mega-budget film stars Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan, and is directed by "Dhoom 3" director Vijay Krishna Acharya.