Salman Khan might command a good box office narrative, but his own dialogues are downright embarrassing and even borderline insulting. Bollywood usually graciously laughs it off or brushes it under the carpet. But in the latest instance, fellow actor Aamir Khan has criticised Salman for his “raped woman” comment, albeit mildly.
While speaking at the Mumbai launch of the poster of his next movie Dangal, ANI quoted Aamir as saying, “I wasn’t present when he made the comment. I feel going purely by the media reports that I have been reading which quotes him as saying it, I feel what he said was rather unfortunate and insensitive.”
When asked if he had spoken to Salman over the issue, Aamir said, “Who am I to give advice?”
In an interview to entertainment website spotboye.com about his movie Sultan, Salman compared his exhaustion from a physically demanding shooting sequence to feeling like a “raped woman”. He however immediately backtracked, saying he shouldn’t have said that. The damage was already done though.
The remark sparked a furious debate and led to the Maharashtra State Commission for Women summoning the actor for a hearing.
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In the meantime, actors such as Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut apologised “on behalf of the industry”.
After even his father Salim Khan publicly apologised, Salman’s reaction was to simply say, “Knowing me, the shorter I keep it the better it is,” on the sidelines of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) awards that recently concluded in Madrid.
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