New Delhi: Amidst the uproar over Salman Khan’s ‘raped woman’ comment, actress Pooja Bedi has come out in his support as she thinks there was nothing wrong in what the actor said.
The 46-year-old actress took to her Twitter handle to send out her message, saying, “”If @BeingSalmanKhan’s intention was 2 use the term rape to describe something that shatters someone physically and emotionally, is it wrong?”
“Is @BeingSalmanKhan controversy justified? If I say I fee FAT as an elephant will @PetaIndia file a case? is India getting OVERSENSITIVE?” one of her other tweets read.
“agreed it’s not the best simili, but if 2 @BeingSalmanKhan rape is the most brutal physical experience anyone could experience, is he wrong?” Bedi tweeted.
“As educated & sensible people we need 2 calmly see how much of this “protest” against @BeingSalmanKhan is for political gain&Media TRP!” she added.
Another person to come out in the 50-year-old actor’s defence was his ‘Yuvraaj’ director Subhash Ghai, who claimed the actor’s comments were misrepresented.
Though Salman made the comments in English, Ghai claimed it was a “mistranslation” and blamed it on the actor’s “poor English” and said he was “just a child.”
Interestingly, shortly thereafter, ‘Bhai’ found himself in a soup when the NCW and the BJP asked him to apologise for his comment. His 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 ‘Dabangg’ 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.
Some have, however, termed it a miscommunication. (ANI)