Salman to be dropped as Rio Olympics Goodwill Ambassador for ‘raped woman’ remark?


Superstar Salamn Khan, who is being slammed for his ‘raped woman’ remark, had also ran into a controversy some time ago when he was appointed as India's Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics.

His appointment then had triggered a row, with sports personalities like splinter Milkha Singh and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt expressing their disappointment over the decision of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to choose a film star over a sports person.

Now, the same IOA is contemplating to drop Salman as Olympics Goodwill Ambassador following his controversial 'raped woman' remark as analogy for his gruelling shoot for wrestling scenes for his film ‘Sultan’.

The IOA has also sought an apology from the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor. "His comments as goodwill ambassador would send (the) wrong message to all the sportspersons in the country," Rakesh Gupta, IOA joint secretary and India's chef-de-mission, said.

"Salman Khan should not have used this analogy to describe his shooting schedule. He should have given a different answer or cited some other example. This way he has hurt the image of Indian sports. This statement will have an adverse effect with the Rio Olympics fast approaching. He should immediately apologise for his remark," Gupta told media.

While speaking to a webloid about his experience of shooting ‘Sultan’, Salman had said, “While shooting during those six hours, there was so much of lifting and thrusting that it was unbelievable. If I was lifting a 120kg person and dropping him down, I had to do it 10 times. I did it 10 times from five different angles. So it was like the most difficult thing. When I used to walk out of the ring, I used to feel actually like a raped woman walking out."

While Salman is yet make a public apology, his father Salim Khan came apologised on his son’s behalf saying his son's intention was not wrong.

"Undoubtedly what Salman said was wrong...but his intention was not wrong," the veteran scriptwriter tweeted.