Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come out in support of Salman Khan and said his "intentions" were not wrong, after the superstar's rape anology created a row.
Nawazuddin with Salman Khan
Salman, in a group interview to promote "Sultan", said he felt like a "raped woman" while shooting the physically gruelling shoot for the wrestling drama.
When asked about his take, Nawazuddin, who has worked with Salman in "Kick" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" told reporters here, "He used it metaphorically. The discussion is over now, so no use of repeating it and asking questions again."
"According to me, intentions matter and I don't think his intention was like that," the actor said at the special screening of his film "Raman Raghav 2.0" last night.
The statement has not gone down well with many, who have taken to Twitter to express their angst against the actor. Even actress Kangana Ranaut called the "Dabangg" star's comment as "extremely insensitive".
While his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, apologised on the actor's behalf, the demand for Salman to issue an apology himself has been growing from political parties, activists and social media users.