Salman Khan finally files reply to MSCW on his ‘rape’ analogy

Superstar Salman Khan has finally filed his response before the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) with regard to his controversial ‘raped woman’ remark. However, the actor refrained from making personal appearance before the panel for the third time.

The 50-year-old actor filed his response to the summons issued by the women’s panel on Wednesday, July 13, MSCW chief Vijaya Rahatkar said. The content of the letter sent by Salman to MSCW is not yet known. The MSCW is reportedly busy in consultation with their legal department regarding the content of the letter.

"We have received the letter. We are studying it now. We have sent it to our legal department and will decide the future course of action," the MSCW Chairperson was quoted by a news agency. She, however, refused to comment on the content of the letter.

The actor failed to show up before the Commission on the previous two occasions after being summoned. On June 22, the MSCW had issued a notice asking Salman to appear before it on June 29 to explain his position on the ‘raped woman’ analogy. When he failed to appear, the MSCW summoned the actor to appear before it on July 7.

After the first summon, Salman had sent a letter to the MSCW through his lawyer stating that since the case is already being heard by the NCW, the matter cannot be heard simultaneously at two places. However, Salman later defied the NCW's summons and failed to appear before it on July 8.

Salman found himself in a controversy after he compared his strenuous experience of shooting for wrestling scenes in ‘Sultan’ with that of a raped woman. He was slammed for his “insensitive” comment. The actor’s father Salim Khan had apologised on his behalf saying his son's intention was not wrong.