Salman Khan landed himself in a controversy for his remark in an interview, where he said he felt like a "raped woman" after a gruelling shoot for his upcoming movie Sultan, sparking demands yesterday for an apology.

Foot in the mouth: Salman Khan
Foot in the mouth: Salman Khan

The National Commission for Women (NCW) took suo motu cognisance of the "insensitive" remark by the 50-year-old and shot off a letter to him asking for his explanation in seven days failing which he will be summoned. NCW Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam said Salman should give a public apology.

Salman's scriptwriter-father Salim Khan apologised on behalf of his son, admitting that his comments were "wrong." Khan, who underwent rigorous training for the wrestling film, was heard saying during his group interview with journalists that after shooting one particular scene he used to feel like a "raped woman."

"When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman walking out..." he said and hastened to add, "I don't think I should have..." suggesting he should not have made such a comparison.

Another person to come out in Salman's defence was director Subhash Ghai. Though Salman made the comments in English, Ghai also claimed it was a "mistranslation."