'Is India getting oversensitive?': Pooja Bedi defends Salman Khan's 'raped woman' comment

Jun 22, 2016, 12:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Amidst the furore over Salman Khan's 'raped woman' comment, actress Pooja Bedi has come out in support of the 'Sultan' star as she thinks there was nothing wrong in what the actor said.

Pooja Bedi
Pooja Bedi

The actress took to her Twitter account to voice her opinion on the issue. Here's what she tweeted:

Another celebrity to come out in the 50-year-old actor's defence was director Subhash Ghai, who claimed the actor's comments were misrepresented.

Though Salman made the comments in English, Ghai claimed it was a 'mistranslation' and blamed it on the actor's 'poor English' and said he was 'just a child'.

Here's what he had to say:

Salman Khan found himself in a soup when the NCW and the BJP asked him to apologise for his comment. (Read full story)

His father Salim Khan came up with an apology on behalf of his star son and said that his statement was wrong but not intentional. 

(Read what Salim Khan has to say on Salman Khan's 'raped woman' comment)

The drama began when the 'Dabangg' actor during his recent media interaction shared that he felt like a 'raped woman' because of the rigourous shooting for 'Sultan'.

"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," he was quoted as saying.

Also read: Twitterati outrage as Salman Khan compares himself to a 'raped woman'

While his comment evoked outrage on social media, some of his fans, howevere, termed him being 'misquoted'.

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