Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has apparently said in an interview to an online entertainment portal that training for his upcoming wrestling film 'Sultan' left him feeling like a 'raped woman.'
Salman Khan. Pic/Yogen Shah
The interview quotes the 50-year-old star as saying, "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."
Salman Khan's quote has evoked outrage on social media with Twitterati terming his comments 'insensitive' and demanding an apology.
Here are some reactions on Twitter:
Salman Khan compared his shooting schedule to what a "raped woman" feels like. Is that worse than Lata-Sachin jokes, Bollywood?— Dhruv Deshpande (@DhruvDeshpunde) June 20, 2016
I know Salman Khan has fans. But if his female fans are ok with his "I felt like a raped woman" then I've just lost faith in the world.— Nehr-who? (@threeinchfooll) June 20, 2016
kindly remove humanitarian from your bio @BeingSalmanKhan . There cannot be anything more inhuman than using raped woman analogy. SHAME— Moni (@TrulyMonica) June 20, 2016
People who use the term rape casually. Do you realize it is not just about force but about destructing someone's esteem?— Moni (@TrulyMonica) June 20, 2016
SALMAN KHAN YOU IDIOT HOW DARE YOU RANDOMLY COMPARE YOURSELF TO A RAPED WOMAN YOU MORON? 2RS PPL BC— à¤ÂÂÂÂÂà¤®à¤²à¤¾à¤¬à¤¾à¤ÂÂÂÂÂ à¤¸à¥ÂÂÂÂÂà¤¨à¤ÂÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂÂ (@WannabeSanyasin) June 20, 2016
Just put this man in jail already. https://t.co/hOJC5jjVxe— Tahira Sequeira (@TeeSeq) June 20, 2016
@shreemiverma what a disgusting man well what do we expect he is a murderer— NDeFiore (@NoahDefiore) June 20, 2016
Interview english mein hai.....Bhai ko english nahi aati.....yeh bhi uske driver ne bola hai ! @shreemiverma— KOHINOOR KAPOOR RK (@ashwins11850150) June 20, 2016
Some users, however, raised the point of Salman Khan being 'misquoted'.
Seconds after Salman gave that statement he said: don't take that in literal sense, what i mean is I could not walk— Himesh (@himeshmankad) June 20, 2016
This statement by Salman Khan on 'raped woman' ..either it's misunderstood or altered .. we don't need to react and waste our time on it ^_^— batgirl âÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@Zahriano) June 20, 2016
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