Re­mark on rape: Sal­man’s re­ply irks cen­tral, state women’s pan­els

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Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Sal­man Khan has not apol­o­gised for his rape anal­ogy to de­scribe his gru­elling train­ing for an up­com­ing film, the Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Women (NCW) said on Wed­nes­day af­ter get­ting his re­ply to a no­tice for his con­tro­ver­sial re­marks.

The 50-year-old ac­tor trig­gered out­rage when he told an en­ter­tain­ment web­site on June 21 that the drill for Sul­tan, in which he plays an age­ing wrestler, had left him feel­ing “like a raped woman”. The NCW took cog­nizance of his com­ments and de­manded a pub­lic apol­ogy. It called the re­marks “rep­re­hen­si­ble” while the hash­tag #Insen­si­tiveSal­man trended on so­cial me­dia. For its part, the Ma­ha­rash­tra State Women’s Com­mis­sion re­jected Khan’s re­ply and sum­moned him to ap­pear be­fore it on July 7.

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