Bollywood Actor Salman Khan alleged controversial comment on Tuesday to mediapersons . He compared himself as a “Raped woman” while shooting for the movie Sultan.
The letter have been sent by the commission asking for the clarification in seven days , said NCW chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam. “It’s not only a wrong statement, it’s irresponsible and callous for a man whose fame and wealth is based on the adoration of his female fans… He has extrapolated patriarchal mindset,” she added.
Actor Salman Khan said, “During those six hours, there’d be so much of lifting and thrusting on the ground involved. That was tough for me… 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. When I used to walk out of the ring, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t take steps…”
As he has given controversial statement on the matter, Shiv Sena too whipped out against Khan and demanded apology from the actor but since he stand after his father, veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan, apologised.
“Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context.The intention was not wrong. 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. To err is human to forgive divine,” Salim Khan said.
While the actor remained unavailable for comment despite several attempts to reach him, his rape analogy continued to attract outrage. “#Salmankhan has been treated with kid gloves for a long long time..Running an organization BeingHuman doesn’t make you a Human..Own up!!” tweeted Adithya.
Salman Khan’s comment is being criticised from lawyers and activists.
“It’s a silly, immature and an offensive statement but I think it should be ignored and it does not amount to any criminal offence,” said senior counsel Mahesh Jethmalani.
Moreover, some lawyers said Khan must “apologize” for “the insensitive comment”, others said “it deserves no debate”.
Majlis founder and women’s activist Flavia Agnes said, “The actor’s comments are unwarranted, silly and in poor taste and according to me, no weightage should be given, even by the women’s commission, because it would only give him undue publicity.”