Mumbai, June 21: Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is currently promoting his upcoming film Sultan, landed himself in a soup after he said that 'he felt liked a raped woman while shooting the wrestling scenes for his film.'
In an interview for an entertainment site, when asked how difficult it was to portray the role of a wrestler, Khan was quoted saying, "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."
However, this comment did not go down well with several people, who took to social media to express their displeasure with the actor. BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC tweeted: "Rape is an exercise of power to destruct a woman's self esteem ,frm wht I knw of @BeingSalmanKhan he respects #women so he must apologise."
However the actor is said to have apologised for his comment immediately and said that he did not mean to say that. "I don't think I should have," he said and then went on to correct his statement.
Meanwhile, National Commission for Women (NCW) has said that it will take cognizance of the actor's comments and said that he should be more careful with his statements.