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Salman Khan Refers to Himself as a 'Raped Woman.' Twitter is Horrified

Salman Khan stars in Sultan as a Haryanvi wrestler opposite actress Anushka Sharma. The film is his Eid offering for this year

  | June 21, 2016 16:24 IST (New Delhi)
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Salman Khan in a still from Sultan.

Highlights

  • Salman said training for Sultan left him feeling like a 'raped woman'
  • Twitter has reacted with both fury and disbelief
  • Salman stars in Sultan as a Haryanvi wrestler opposite Anushka Sharma
Actor Salman Khan is being savaged on social media for his comment on how training for his wrestling movie Sultan left him feeling like a 'raped woman.' Twitter has been joined by the National Commission for Women and activists in roundly condemning his remarks and demanding an apology.
Salman's father, writer Salim Khan, has apologized on behalf of his son, writing in a series of tweets: "Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili (sic), example and the context. The intention was not wrong. Nevertheless I apologise on behalf of his family, his fans & friends. Forgiveness is to pardon the unpardonable or it is no virtue at all. To err is human, to forgive divine. Today on Intl Yoga Day, lets not run our shops on this mistake."
An interview carried by Spotboye (audio clip below) quotes the 50-year-old star as saying, "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."
Moments later, Salman appeared to regret his statement. "I don't think I should have...," he said.
Salman was speaking about filming the rigorous wrestling scenes in Sultan. This is what he said in his quote before referring to himself as a 'raped woman': "While shooting, during those six hours, there'd be so much of lifting and thrusting on the ground involved. That was tough for me because if I was lifting, I'd have to lift the same 120-kilo guy 10 times for 10 different angles. And likewise, get thrown that many times on the ground. This act is not repeated that many times in the real fights in the ring."
Later in the interview, Salman also refers to women as a 'vice.'
Here's an audio recording of the interview - listen to what he said at 4:03.

Twitter has reacted with both fury and disbelief.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
That is, everyone on Twitter except the actor's fans who have been furiously insisting he didn't mean what he said. #SalmanMisquoted began trending on Tuesday morning.:
 
Salman Khan stars in Sultan as a Haryanvi wrestler opposite actress Anushka Sharma. The film is his Eid offering for this year.

 
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