Papon leaves The Voice India Kids as a judge after kiss controversy


Singer Angarag Mahanta, popular as Papon, has decided to step down as a judge on the singing reality show “The Voice India Kids” after a complaint was filed against him for “inappropriately kissing” a minor.

“Since I am in no mental state to fulfil most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over,” Papon tweeted on Saturday.

“I have full faith in the judicial system and eventually the truth will prevail. In the interim, I would appreciate that my privacy is respected,” he added.

Actress Raveena Tandon tweeted: “Whatever the situation, accidental, unintentional, affection, love, though it is sad the Papon controversy happened, it will be an eye opener and lesson for all to not getting carried away, and not crossing a line which can be seen as inappropriate.”


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