New Delhi: Amidst the uproar over Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ comment, father Salim Khan came up with an apology on behalf of his star son and said that his statement was wrong but not intentional.
The 80-year-old screenwriter took to his Twitter handle to share a thread of posts saying, “Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context. The intention was not wrong.”
“Nevertheless I apologise on behalf of his family his fans & his friends. Forgiveness is to pardon the unpardonable or it is no virtue at all,” read his second tweet. “To err is human to forgive divine. Today on Intl yoga day lets not run our shops on this mistake,” added senior Khan.
The drama began when the 50-year-old actor during his recent interaction with a leading webloid shared that he felt like a “raped woman” while portraying the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film ‘Sultan’.
“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. I couldn’t walk straight. I would eat and then, head right back to training. That couldn’t stop,” he was quoted as saying.
The ‘Dabangg’ star’s comment has come under fire from several women activists who have questioned his ‘appalling mindset’ and demanded an apology. Some have, however, termed it a miscommunication.