Salim Khan apologizes for Salman’s ‘raped woman’ comment

Father and veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan came out in rescue of his superstar son Salman Khan. He issued an apology for Salman’s ‘raped woman’ comment. During media interaction, Salman Khan made a blunder by comparing the hectic shooting schedule of ‘Sultan’ with a ‘raped woman’.

In his apology, Salim Khan said, “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,” the veteran scriptwriter wrote on twitter.

“To err is human to forgive divine. Today on Intl yoga day lets not run our shops on this mistake,” he added.

In an interview with SpotboyE, Salman had said that he felt like a raped woman after the hectic schedule of shoot.

“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,” Khan had said.

He also narrated undergoing rigorous training for ‘Sultan’ and sweating out for the perfect body shape.

“Kahan se laoon body? Halwa hai kya? Aamir Khan had it relatively easier – he bulked up, shot and then relaxed for six months. I used to shoot, diet, eat, shoot, diet…and go on,” he said.

And he also spoke about his sacrifices for movies, “Leave every second vice in your list – that’s the mantra I follow. And I have left everything one by one. When it was between coffee and cigarettes, I quit coffee. Between cigarettes and drinks, I quit the stick. Between the drinks and women, I have chosen women. Ab iske baad duniya chhod do! But I will never quit movies. I’m leaving everything for women. There’s nothing left to quit anymore. Ab to bas haath pakadna baaki hai. Wahi reh gaya hai.”

Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ comment drew flak from every corner. Shaina NC, who belongs to the ruling BJP in Maharashtra, strongly criticised the actor. "Salman must be condemned for his statement. The Salman everyone knows respects women and if he does respect women then he should admit he made a mistake and apologise," she said.

Kavita Krishnan, a women's rights activist, said, "Salman Khan's comment trivialises rape, but it's not just Salman, rape analogies are common in society and films."