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After Apologising For Salman, Salim Khan Hoped 'Problem Would be Over'

"Normally people apologise to get rid of the problem but, I meant it hoping that the problem would be over. What is the meaning of getting an apology from a person under the guillotine, who knows rightly or wrongly that he has not committed a crime"

  | July 04, 2016 10:58 IST (Mumbai)
Salman Khan

Salman Khan photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Salman said training for wrestler's role made him feel 'like raped woman'
  • Women's Commission issued summons and has demanded an apology
  • The NCW did receive a response from Salman but it was not an apology
Actor Salman Khan's father writer Salim Khan on Sunday said he had hoped that apologising on behalf of his son (for Salman's "raped woman" comment) would put an end to the problems that surfaced. However, he is upset with how the media has taken the issue to "saturation point."
The 80-year-old writer tweeted:
 
 
 
Trouble ensued when Salman used an inappropriate simile of having "felt like a raped woman" while describing his ordeal during the shooting of Sultan. He made the statement during a press interaction, and his comment last month snowballed into a controversy.
Later, Salimji contended that Salman meant no wrong and even apologised on his behalf after the latter was condemned on social media.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) and Shiv Sena, among others, demanded a public apology from Salman. The NCW did receive a response from Salman via his lawyer but officials at the rights body said it was not an apology.
The NCW has now summoned the actor for a personal appearance before it on July 8.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

 
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