Outspoken feminist Kangana tenders apology on Salman’s behalf

Mumbai : After Salim Khan, it’s the ‘forthright’ and outspoken feminist Kangana Ranaut, who has now tendered an apology on Salman Khan’s behalf for his much talk-about ‘raped woman’ analogy.

Responding to a poser on the same, the actress during a recent event in Mumbai said, “As Salim uncle says its right, we all are sorry about it. It’s not about an individual. We collectively feel sorry for that thought process.”

The 29-year-old actress said the comment was “horrible” and “insensitive”, but added that fingers should not be pointed at each other.

“We all agree it’s a horrible thing to say and it is something which is extremely insensitive. But let’s not encourage that mentality where we want to point fingers at each other or want to feel greater by running people down, by trolling them,” she said.

The ‘Dabangg’ actor’s father Salim Khan and brother Arbaaz Khan and earlier come out in his defence and that the intention behind the ‘rape’ remark was not wrong.

Actress Pooja Bedi and Subhash Ghai too came out in support of Salman.

While Pooja felt that there was nothing wrong in what the actor said, Ghai claimed it was a “mistranslation” and blamed it on the actor’s “poor English” and said he was “just a child.”

The drama began when Salman 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 ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor’s comment has since then come under fire from several women activists who have questioned his ‘appalling mindset’ and demanded an apology.

Some have, however, termed it as a “miscommunication.” (ANI)