BOLLYWOOD superstar Salman Khan sparked controversy in India by saying his heavy training schedule for an upcoming film left him feeling “like a raped woman”.
Khan made the comments in an interview to promote his latest Bollywood movie Sultan about an ageing wrestler attempting to make a comeback.
“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,” 50-year-old Khan said in an interview with local news site Spotboye. com published on Monday (20).
India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday (21) demanded a public apology, calling the comments “reprehensible”, following a social media outcry.
“It’s not only a wrong statement, it’s very irresponsible and callous for a man whose fame and wealth is based on the adoration of his female fans,” said the head of NCW Lalitha Kumaramangalam.
His father, lyricist Salim Khan, took to Twitter to apologise on his son’s behalf, but said: “The intention was not wrong.”