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Salman Khan summoned by Maharashtra State Commission for Women

After the National Commission for Women (NCW) sent notice to Salman Khan over his ‘raped woman’ comment, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Wednesday issued a notice to the Bollywood actor.

bollywood Updated: Jun 22, 2016 23:36 IST
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Salman in a recent interview said that he ‘felt like a raped woman’ during Sultan’s shooting, drawing the wrath of fans and women activists alike.(Reuters)

After the National Commission for Women (NCW) sent notice to Salman Khan over his ‘raped woman’ comment, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Wednesday issued a notice to the Bollywood actor.

“We have taken cognizance of the matter. It’s an insulting statement to women. We have asked him to come to our office on June 29 at 2 pm. Such a statement from a public figure worsens the situation for women. Keeping this in mind, the commission has sent him a notice,” Maharashtra State Commission for Women chairperson Vijay Rahaktar told ANI.

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Salman in a recent interview said that he ‘felt like a raped woman’ during Sultan’s shooting, drawing the wrath of fans and women activists alike.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) yesterday demanded an apology within seven days from the Bollywood superstar.

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

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NCW chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam sought a public apology from the Bollywood actor and asked for an explanation.

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Dubbing Salman’s comment as ‘irresponsible and careless’, Kumaramangalam told ANI that the actor would be summoned if his explanation is unsatisfactory.

BJP activists burning photos of Bollywood actor Salman Khan during a protest over his controversial rape remarks in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)

Salman made the comments during an interview with entertainment website spotboye.com to promote Sultan, a film that tells the story of an ageing wrestler trying to make a comeback.

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“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,” the 50-year-old actor said on Monday.

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