Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan expressed hopes Tuesday evening that his brother Salman Khan would give a clarification about his controversial remark where he compared himself with a “raped woman” while describing the gruelling Sultan shoot. Salman plays a wrestler in the film that also stars Anushka Sharma in the lead role.
Arbaaz said it was just like any other comparison: “It was just the kind of (statement) where we compare things...I worked like a donkey’ so now people will say you used the word donkey so some animal activist will come after you.”
“Not every incident that happens with Salman I am supposed to be answerable...He is a 50-year-old man who says what he wants to the media and lives his life. There are some things which we say while talking but we should look at the intention, why was it said. I definitely have no doubt that whatever Salman said, the intention was not wrong,” Arabaaz said, when quizzed by reporters about the controversy at the trailer launch of Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai.
He further said, “I am sure Salman must have realised the comparison he did was not may be appropriate and for that, if he feels he needs to apologise, he will apologise or not, why are you asking me whether he should or not. If he has said it by mistake, may be he should probably give a justification.”
“But I don’t think I am entitled to make a comment and say `he has to apologise’. I would hope that he gives a clarification for whatever, because a controversy has been created. So jawaab dena banta hai, because people look up to him, he has got a lot of following, he is a youth icon.”
“Sometimes you say something out of context, your intention is not wrong but if you de-sensitise it and become over sensitive about it then you can create an issue over anything,” Arbaaz added.
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