New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent actor Salman Khan for a ‘rape’ comment he purportedly made during a group interaction with journalists.
“Commission has sent him (Salman Khan) a letter asking him why he said this. Seven days have been given to him to apologise else we will call him to the Commission,” The National Commission of Women (NCW) commissioner Lalitha Kumaramangalam said.
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”.
“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.”
Salman’s comments did not go down well with many, who took to Twitter to express their angst and slam the actor.
Designer-BJP spokesperson Shaina NC asked Salman to apologise for his comments.
One Twitter user wrote, “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.”
However, a section of people are also defending him with #SalmanMisquoted which started trending on Twitter.