A young woman who was gang-raped by 10 men in Haryana has sent a legal notice to actor Salman Khan asking him to apologize over his rape remark. She has sought Rs 10 crore in damages from Salman for belittling rape victims.
The gang-rape victim, from Hisar district, sent the notice to the Bollywood superstar at his Galaxy Apartments address in Mumbai's upscale Bandra area on Saturday. The notice was sent through her counsel.
The victim pointed out that Salman Khan had tried to joke about the plight of rape victims by comparing a tough action sequence to the status of a gang-raped woman.
The victim was kidnapped by 10 people and gang-raped in Hisar four years ago. The court sentenced the assaulters to life imprisonment. The victim is seeking death penalty for the accused.
The father of the rape victim committed suicide following the incident.
Asked how he felt doing the strenuous shooting of "Sultan", where he plays a wrestler, Salman responded that he "felt like a raped woman... he could barely stand straight after the shoot".
The statement invited sharp rebuke on social media. His father and writer Salim Khan apologized on behalf of his son and admitted the statement was in bad taste.
A case was registered in Kanpur and Lucknow courts on Thursday against the actor.