Singer-composer Papon's Holi celebration with the contestants of a music reality show he is judging has led to a harassment complaint. He has been charged with "inappropriately kissing" a minor. In a video that has gone viral, Papon can be seen applying colour to a contestant's face and planting a kiss on her lips, leaving her stunned. The contestant's father, however, said that Papon is his daughter's mentor and like a father figure to her and requested the media "not to pursue this further". "He has always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. He doesn't differentiate amongst the children. What you saw in the video is not intentional. It was just a moment of affection that is being portrayed otherwise," he said.