Salman Khan earns flak for his ‘raped woman’ remark

Salman Khan has once again landed himself in a controversy after he compared his experiencing of shooting for ‘Sultan’ with that of a ‘raped woman’.

In an interview with entertainment portal Spotboye, the actor said, “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 was quoted as saying.     

His remark has angered many who took to social media and slammed Salman for his outrageous comment.

Fashion designer and BJP member Shaina NC sought an apology from the actor and wrote, “Rape is an exercise of power to destruct a woman's self esteem ,frm wht I knw of @BeingSalmanKhan he respects #women so he must apologise.”

“Did #SalmanKhan Just Compare Himself To A Raped Woman? The Man Has Completely Lost It,” tweted one user named Beena (@beena_jon).

Another user Vande Mataram (@UnSubtleDesi) said, “Bollywood has an opinion on everything. Just not on the sick insensitivity of one of their [email protected]

Kapil Sankhla (@Indialaws) wrote, “Salman Khan should keep his mouth zipped. Each time he opens it he puts his foot into it. Pathetic rape analogy.”

Dhruv Deshpande (@DhruvDeshpunde) tweeted, “Salman Khan compared his shooting schedule to what a "raped woman" feels like. Is that worse than Lata-Sachin jokes, Bollywood?”

“@BeingSalmanKhan don't know if you know this but rape is not what they show in Hindi films. You owe an apology to for your comment. #salman,” wrote Mallika Taneja (@mallikataneja).

Dr,Chaithra.Poonacha (@chai_poonacha) posted, “@UnSubtleDesi @BeingSalmanKhan what does he know the pain and humiliation of a raped woman. How can he equivalent anything to that?”

However, there were some who defended his comment saying it was a metaphor, while some said he was misquoted.

Shahira (@17shahira) wrote, “I’m sure it wasn’t with an ill intention he’d said it. But it was wrong and outright disgusting. Instead owning it, fans are defending him.

“Fans claim Salman's quote was a metaphor. Please stop yourself. It was the most disgusting "metaphor". Stop defending his stupidities,” Shahira added.