Salman Khan ‘raped woman’ row: Actor can ‘handle any controversy’

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Published: June 23, 2016 6:53:31 PM

Salman Khan 'raped woman' remark has outraged many, but some who have preferred to sit on the fence while others have taken the side of the actor unabashedly despite the flak they drew over it.

Salman Khan ‘raped woman’ remark has outraged many, but some who have preferred to sit on the fence while others have taken the side of the actor unabashedly despite the flak they drew over it.

Actor Pulkit Samrat said that he feels a “strong and truthful” Salman Khan can handle any sort of controversy surrounding him. However, Pulkit avoided commenting on Salman Khan’s controversial ‘raped woman’ remark, but exuded confidence that the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ would come out of it.

“Actors usually remain unaffected with controversies. Obviously at certain level they affect you, but as an individual it also teaches you how to be strong and bounce back. Salman Khan is the biggest example of being strong and truthful. He has always bounced back,” Pulkit said.

Recently, the ‘forthright’ and outspoken feminist Kangna Ranaut tendered an apology on Salman Khan’s behalf for his much talk-about ‘raped woman’ analogy.

The 29-year-old actress added that the comment was “horrible” and “insensitive”, but fingers should not be pointed at each other.

The ‘Dabangg’ actor’s father Salim Khan and brother Arbaaz Khan and earlier come out in his defence and that the intention behind the ‘rape’ remark was not wrong.

The drama began when Salman during his recent interaction with a leading webloid shared that he felt like a “raped woman,” while portraying the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film ‘ Sultan’.

“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 for 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,” he was quoted as saying.

The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor’s comment has since then come under fire from several women activists who have questioned his ‘appalling mindset’ and demanded an apology.

The 50-year-old actor has also been sent notice by the National Commission for Women and Maharashtra State Commission for Women.
Some have, however, termed it as a “miscommunication.”

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