The state Women’s Commission yesterday summoned Bollywood actor Salman Khan on June 29 over his controversial "rape" remarks.
Salman had landed himself in a controversy for his remark that he felt like a "raped woman" after one gruelling shoot for his upcoming film ‘Sultan’, sparking demands for an apology from the actor.
"We have asked Salman or his lawyer to appear at our office at 2 PM on June 29 to give their clarification over the remarks," said Commission Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar.
"If the actor does not turn up we will presume he has nothing to say and will proceed unilaterally in the matter," she said.
"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 walking out," said the 50-year-old actor.
The National Comm-ission for Women had also taken suo motu cognisance of the "insensitive" remark by the superstar and shot off a letter to him asking for an explanation in seven days failing which he will be summoned. Reacting on his son’s behalf, Salman’s father Salim Khan had said, "Undoub-tedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili (sic), example and the context. The intention was not wrong."