Bollywood actor Salman Khan landed himself in yet another controversy and this time for his insensitive ‘raped woman’ remark. Khan was in an event, to promote his upcoming film Sultan which is set to release on 6 July 2016.
Salman, 50, had to undergo rigorous training for the wrestling drama and in his interview to online entertainment portal Spotboye, he allegedly said that after shooting a scene, he used to feel like a “raped woman”.
In an interview, Salman Khan was talking about his hectic shooting schedule for his upcoming movie Sultan and while explaining how grueling the shoot was, he let slip this bombshell: “While shooting, during those six hours, there’d be so much of lifting and thrusting on the ground involved. That was tough for me because if I was lifting, I’d have to lift the same 120-kilo guy 10 times form 10 different angles. And likewise, get thrown that many times on the ground. This act is not repeated that many times in the real fights in the ring. When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight. I would eat and then, head right back to training. That couldn’t stop.”
Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) is seeking a public apology from Sultan actor taking suo moto cognisance of Salman Khan’s comment that he felt like a “raped woman” while playing a wrestler in his upcoming film ‘Sultan’
Industry veteran, Subhash Ghai lands in Salman Khan’s defence, says it was Metaphor used by Salman.
In an update, Times Now quotes a Mumbai based politician saying that Salman Khan will not apologise for his comment.
Here’s the Live coverage:
8.00 PM: He (Salman) mentioned ‘Rape’ but doesn’t know what it really means.Had he met a rape victim & her family,he would’ve known-Nirbhaya’s Mother
7.00 PM: Salman hs given a wrong statement, this will send across a wrong msg in society & encourage criminals: Nirbhaya’s Mother
6.50 PM: He(Salman Khan)only spoke about human agony he went through,the deepest human agony is when a woman is raped,it was a metaphor: Subhash Ghai
6.40 PM: It is insensitive and disgusting translation by someone: Film Director Subhash Ghai on Salman Khan’s rape remark
6.30 PM: He is a child & 1 thing I know for sure is that he has high regards & respect for women: Subhash Ghai on #SalmanKhan
4.49 PM: Shiv Sena expresses displeasure; says won’t forgive if an apology is not given for such a remark.
4.22 PM: NCW asks Salman Khan to explain his stance within 5 days
2:40 PM: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai came in strong defence of actor Salman Khan. In a statement Ghai said, “It was a metaphor used by Salman Khan”
“Salman spoke about human agony, its a disgusting transaltion someone else came up with” added Ghai
1:20 PM: To err is human to forgive divine. Today on Intl yoga day lets not run our shops on this mistake : Salim Khan
1:15 PM: 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: Salim Khan
1:10 PM: Mean While Salman Khan’s father Salim khan took to twitter and apologised on Salman’s behalf
Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context. The intention was not wrong.
— Salim Khan (@luvsalimkhan) June 21, 2016
11:57 AM: This is very sad. Just because he is Salman Khan doesnt mean he will make such a statement: Lalitha Kumaramangalam (NCW Chief)
11:55 AM: Seven days have been given to him to apologise else we will call him to the Commission: Lalitha Kumaramangalam (NCW Chief)
11:53 AM: Comission has sent him (Salman Khan) a letter asking him why he said this: Lalitha Kumaramangalam (NCW Chief)
11:52 AM: NCW gives Salman Khan 7 days time to explain his remark
11:51 AM: NCW seeks explanation from Salman Khan over his ‘raped women comment’
11:50 AM: NCW writes to Salman khan over ‘raped women’ comment.
11:35 AM: Salman should apologise.Might be slip of tongue.Nobody can say it an analogy. There is no rationale to it: Shaina NC
11:34 AM: Whatever the logic, Salman Khan should apologise for this: Shaina NC
11:33 AM: This is about ever self respecting man respecting women, not just about Salman Khan’s women fan following: Shaina NC
11:28 AM: apology yes would help, but if comedians & actors say they will think about not making rape jokes in future would be better: Kavita Krishnan
11:26 AM: Salman’s comment trivialises rape, but its not just Salman,rape analogies common in society & films: Kavita Krishnan
10: 30 AM: NCW Chief slams Salman Khan over his comment, will write to him demanding apologies
As soon as the news hit the public sphere, Twitter exploded in outrage with everyone ganging up against Salman Khan. Follow the reactions here:
#SalmanMisquoted: not sure why it’s left to his father to apologize. would the 50-year-old actor like to speak up?: @Suparna_Singh
He lives like a common man.. talks like a common man.. it was just a slip of tongue which he cleared later & is not shown. #SalmanMisquoted: @being_tiger_
Pathetic Comparison! What Do You Feel? #SalmanMisquoted ?: @SirJadeja
Don’t understand how this is #SalmanMisquoted this is clearly #SalmanKhan being insensitive! He MUST say sorry. : @rashi_kakkar
Salman Khan compared his shooting schedule to what a “raped woman” feels like. Is that worse than Lata-Sachin jokes, Bollywood? : @DhruvDeshpunde
Salman khan is a prick how does he know what a raped woman feels can’t believe people blindly stan him: @Mitwaaaaa
Wow..@BeingSalmanKhan compared his shooting schedule for #Sultan to him feeling like a raped woman…is he for real?? #ridiculous #epicfail: @varunvish87
I know Salman Khan has fans. But if his female fans are ok with his “I felt like a raped woman” then I’ve just lost faith in the world.: @threeinchfooll