Salman Khan’s remark mockery of rape victims: Delhi braveheart’s mom

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 09:29 IST
Salman Khan poses during the promotion of the Sultan in Mumbai. (AFP)

Taking a strong exception to Bollywood star Salman Khan’s statement that he “felt like a raped woman” after arduous shooting of his upcoming film Sultan , 2012 Delhi braveheart’s mother, has said his remarks are a mockery of rape victims and their families.

“Salman’s statement is very wrong. His remarks are a mockery to the families of rape victims. This shouldn’t happen. He is such a big star having mass appeal, especially among children,” Asha Devi told ANI.

NCP women members protest against Bollywood actor Salman Khan over his controversial rape remarks at Bandra in Mumbai on Tuesday. (PTI)

She also said Salman’s remarks would send a wrong message in society, and it would give breathing space to such crimes.

Read: NCP women’s wing files police complaint against Salman

The mother of the December 16 gang-rape victim, however, said going out of context and giving unwarranted statements on rape was nothing new. “People have earlier said that boys do commit mistake, and some dub it as a small incident. So, this should be thought as to why women are being mocked in the society,” Asha Devi said.

“I am shocked, how he could compare tiredness to rape?” she asked. Reprimanding the comments of Dabangg actor, Nirbhaya’s mother said Salman should meet a rape victim. ‘If he would have met Nirbhaya or his parents he would have correctly understood as to what rape is. He took the name of rape, but hardly understands its meaning,” she said.

Read: Salim Khan apologises for Salman’s ‘raped woman’ comment

Salman in an interview said he “felt like a raped woman” during Sultan’s shooting, drawing the wrath of fans and authorities alike. Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has demanded an apology within seven days from the Bollywood superstar.

Salman made the comments during an interview with entertainment website to promote Sultan that tells the story of an ageing wrestler trying 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 on Monday.

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