Salman Khan and controversies can never part their ways. The Bollywood superstar has again landed into a soup over his comments citing example of ‘raped women’. During an interview, Salman Khan said that doing a role of a wrestler is not an easy task as he often got tired and walked out of ring like a ‘raped woman’ walks.
For shooting ‘Sultan’, Salman had gone through harsh training sessions. “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,” said Salman adding, “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.”
The comment had drawn flak from all side with people taking to social media sites to express their anger. Though, Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan also took to twitter and apologised for the same. “Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context. The intention was not wrong,” tweeted Salim Khan defending Salman saying that his intention was not wrong.
BJP spokesperson Shaina NC also tweeted asking Salman to apologise for his comments. “Rape is an exercise of power to destruct a woman’s self esteem ,from what I know of @BeingSalmanKhan he respects #women so he must apologise.”
While National Commission of Women has also taken a ‘suo motu’ cognizance of the matter and has issued a notice to 50-year old actor seeking clarification over the ‘raped woman’ remark within 7 days.
Salman plays a wrestlers in Sultan which is set to release on 6 July 2016.
Actress and model Pooja Bedi came out to support Salman, and questioned whether India is becoming insensitive. She said If I say I feel FAT as an elephant will PETA file a case?