Madrid: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is the latest celebrity to criticize superstar Salman Khan for his “rape comments” which have created a furore with many asking for an apology from him.
The 50-year-old actor rode into another controversy after he compared himself with a raped woman in an interview when quizzed about the grueling shooting of his upcoming film “Sultan”, drawing sharp reactions from all quarters.
The 43-year-old “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer said it is up to Salman to decide whether he wants to apologies or not.
“Everybody has reacted in their own right. I think the comments shouldn’t have been made and people have said that. I can’t decide if he should apologies or shouldn’t, it is up to him,” Zoya told reporters on the IIFA Rocks green carpet.
Apart from the filmmaker, Bollywood celebs including Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Kashyap and Sona Mohapatra have also condemned the actor’s remarks.
Zoya, who has shot her movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” in Spain, says she loves coming back to the country because people here as welcoming as in India.
“I am here every year. I love it. I think it is a beautiful country. I love the food. People are really similar to India. Spanish are like Punjabis I think, they are loud.