Actor Salman Khan has not apologised for remarking that he felt “like a raped woman”, a comment that ignited public outrage and prompted the National Commission for Women to ask for a public apology.
The NCW had slapped a notice against the 50-year-old actor and demanded a response from him. Khan, whose movie ‘Sultan’ is gearing up to hit the theaters on Eid this year, has finally responded to the commission. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, NCW chief said, “Have received Salman Khan’s reply through his lawyer, he has not apologized, we are studying the reply.”
It was mentioned that the actor has added to the whole discussion saying he did not trivialize ‘rape’ and has the maximum respect for women.
Earlier this month, while speaking with reporters about his new release, Sultan, Mr Khan said that his training for the role of a wrestler in the film was so gruelling that he felt “like a raped woman”. His supporters point out that a few minutes later, he told journalists that he shouldn’t have made the comment. Sultan releases next week.
However, he has after that refused to address the controversy. His father, Salim Khan, a noted script-writer, tweeted an apology on the actor’s behalf.