Rape Remark: Petition Filed Against Salman In Lucknow Court

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Lucknow: A petition has been filed against actor Salman Khan at the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Lucknow on Thursday for his controversial ‘rape’ remarks.

The petitioner Rafat Alam said that Salman’s statement had hurt him as well as many others in the country. “There should be an FIR against him. It’s an insult to girls and women and therefore a case should be registered against Salman,” he added.

Earlier, when reporters flanked him at the Mumbai airport asking whether he would apologise for his comments that sparked a national outrage Salman evaded the questions and walked away. On Wednesday, the Maharashtra Women’s Commission summoned Bollywood actor Salman Khan on June 29 over his controversial “rape” remarks.

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Salman had landed himself in a controversy for his remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after one grueling shoot for his upcoming film ‘Sultan’, sparking demands for an apology from the actor.

“We have asked Salman or his lawyer to appear at our office at 2 PM on June 29 to give their clarification over the remarks,” Commission Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar had said. “If the actor does not turn up we will presume he has nothing to say and will proceed unilaterally in the matter,” she said.

“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. When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman walking out…,” the actor had said.