Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in hot water over ‘raped woman’ comment
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Salman Khan has found himself in hot water owing to a statement that he retracted seconds after he made it.
According to reports, whilst being interviewed during a group interaction with Indian journalists for his upcoming film Sultan, describing his work outs, Bollywood’s A-list star Salman Khan blurted out: ‘When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out’
During the interview session the Dabangg star was talking about his wrestling shots in the film Sultan. Salman narrated how he had to pick up a man weighing 120 kg almost 10 times for five different camera angles. According to the actor, this routine went on for six to seven hours. “It is like the most difficult thing,” Salman said, explaining what it was like when he walked out of the ring after the hectic shoot schedule and it was during this explanation his exact words that came out were: “When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out.”
According to reports, Salman did however, retract his statement realising his faux pas and continued by saying “I don’t think I should have.”
Whether he should or shouldn’t have made that statement, it has no doubt created an uproar in India.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has slammed the actor for the ‘rape’ comment he allegedly made during a group interaction with journalists.
Lalitha Kumaramangalam, the chief of NCW, told news agency ANI that the commission has sent him a letter asking why he made the remark. “This is very sad. Just because he is Salman Khan doesn’t mean he can make such a statement,” she told ANI, adding that the commission has given him seven days to apologise.
Khan’s comments have led to a major outrage on social media, receiving backlash from many. Salman’s father Salim Khan also stepped into the row by tweeting about the entire incident and clarified and apologised on the actor’s behalf.
“Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context. The intention was not wrong.” Salim Khan tweeted.
“Nevertheless I apologise on behalf of his family his fans & his friends. Forgiveness is to pardon the unpardonable or it is no virtue at all” he continued.
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