Salman Khan Says He Used To Feel Like A Raped Woman During Shooting For Sultan
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has said that he used to feel like a raped woman when he used to come out of the ring during shooting for Sultan. The statement has landed him up in controversy again.
Bollywood star Salman Khan has been given a week to apologise after he told reporters his filming schedule was so gruelling he felt like a “raped woman”.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) said he would be issued with a summons if he did not say sorry.
Khan tried to retract his remark but it was widely reported.
Outraged Twitter users have criticised him, and the hashtag #InsensitiveSalman has been trending. Supporters launched a counter campaign #SalmanMisquoted.
Official figures show the incidence of sexual violence is increasing in India, where the brutal gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012 led to protests and new anti-rape laws.
The star’s father, Salim Khan, asked people to forgive his son for his remarks.
“Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong,” the veteran actor and screenwriter tweeted. But he added: “The intention was not wrong. Nevertheless I apologise on behalf of his family his fans & his friends.”
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