Salman Khan has a destructive nature: Sena seeks apology over rape remarks
Seeking apology from Bollywood actor Salman Khan for his remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after a gruelling shoot of an upcoming film, Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said there isn’t a “more shameless” celebrity than the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star.bollywood Updated: Jun 23, 2016 08:22 IST
Seeking apology from Bollywood actor Salman Khan for his remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after a gruelling shoot of an upcoming film, Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande said there isn’t a “more shameless” celebrity than the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star.
The Sena spokesperson also urged directors respecting women to boycott the Bollywood super star till he tenders an “unconditional apology” for his comment. “I have not seen a celebrity who can get more shameless than Salman Khan. He has a destructive nature from the beginning. He shoots endangered animals, kills people living on footpaths and now this (remark on rape). People still, ironically, consider him a hero,” Kayande said .
Salman had landed himself in a controversy for his remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after one gruelling shoot for his upcoming wrestling-themed film Sultan, sparking demands for an apology from the actor.
Reacting on his son’s behalf, Salman’s father Salim Khan had said,”Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili (sic), example and the context. The intention was not wrong.”
Kayande said it is shameful that “a 50-year-old man cannot own up to his words and his 80-year-old father has to come to his rescue. There are certain political parties that are taking his side. But they should introspect. Today, even the entire film industry is silent over the issue which usually goes hammer and tongs over issues not relevant to them,” she said.
According to the Sena spokesperson, Salman has to tender an unconditional apology for his rape remarks “because people are furious with him”.
“All directors respecting women should boycott him until he apologises for his remarks. Even people should stop watching his films,” Kayande added.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken suo motu cognisance of the “insensitive” remark by Salman and shot off a letter to him asking for his explanation in seven days failing which he will be summoned. Maharashtra State Commission for Women has also summoned Khan on June 29 over his remarks.
Meanwhile, Khan’s statement generated mixed reactions from opposition parties in Maharashtra, with Congress saying that the matter should not be raked up further.
“Salman Khan does not apply his mind while speaking in enthusiasm and keeps making wrong statements. This comment of his is akin to disrespecting women. But since his father, who is a respected figure, has apologised, this matter should not be raked up further,” Congress MP Hussain Dalwai said.
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First Published: Jun 23, 2016 08:01 IST