The actor likened himself to a ‘raped woman’ during a media interaction recently.
Salman Khan just can’t seem to catch a break from controversies. The 50-year old landed in hot water on June 18 when he compared himself to a ‘raped woman’ during a media interaction at Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio.
When asked about the gruelling training schedule he underwent for his upcoming wrestler drama, the actor said, “While shooting during those six hours, there was so much of lifting and thrusting that it was unbelievable. If I was lifting a 120 kg person and dropping him down, I had to do it 10 times… from five different angles. So, six-and-half or seven hours… When I used to walk out of the ring, I used to feel actually like a raped woman walking out. It was most difficult. I couldn’t take steps. I would eat and then head right back to weight training.”
Meanwhile, the incident gathered steam on the social media only on Monday, June 20, after a website carried the detailed quotes from the interview.
While social media users criticised Salman for his ‘callous remarks’, the National Commission for Women (NCW) demanded that the actor furnish an apology within seven days with Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam saying he may be issued a summon if he failed to comply.
Several journalists present at the interaction session opined that Salman was misquoted. No statement has been issued from the actor’s side nor has he addressed the controversy on the digital platform but his father, veteran scriptwriterSalim Khan, came forward to apologise on his behalf, tweeting,
“Undoubtedly, what Salman said is wrong, the simile, example and the context. The intention was not wrong. Nevertheless, I apologise on behalf of his family, his fans and his friends. Forgiveness is to pardon the unpardonable or it is no virtue at all.” Singer trolled by ‘Bhai’s chamchas’Sona Mohapatra faced backlash from Salman Khan fans after she tweeted against the actor’s rape remark. “Women thrashed, people run over, wildlife massacred and yet hero of the nation. Unfair. India is full of such supporters,” she shared online. Moments after she hit post on her tweet, the 40-year-old singer was hit by a barrage of abuses from Bhai fans, accusing her of being publicity-hungry and pointing out that she isn’t a part of the Indian judiciary to make such statements. Sona hit back at the trolls, posting, “Dear Bhai chamchas, you continue to prove my point with every perverted, sick, cheap message you write to me.”