Salman Khan’s recent comment, that he felt like a raped woman when he would walk out of the ring while shooting for Sultan, has severely backfired on him.
In a group interaction with the media in Mumbai, Salman said that shooting for the role was rather challenging.
“You look like a fraud if you haven’t trained properly. You need to put in those many hours as any wrestler does and that’s what we have done. Now when you are shooting, you are continuously wrestling for six hours. So, if I have to pick up a 120 kg person, and drop him down, I got to do it 10 times. In the wrestling match, it happens once or twice. Ten times from five different angles for six-seven hours, either I am picking up or throwing him or he is picking me up and throwing me. It is like the most difficult thing. When I used to walk out of the ring, it was actually like a raped woman walking out. I couldn’t walk straight. I would eat and then head right back to training. That wouldn’t stop.”
The comparison to the “raped woman” stunned journalists at the event. It was crass and insensitive, to say the least. However, in a few seconds, the actor seemed to have realised his mistake. He went on to say in a rather apologetic tone that he shouldn’t have made that comparison.
Salman is dumb and crass
Salman Khan’s films may belong to the Rs 500 crore club, but most often, what one sees of the actor in real life is lowbrow. It’s not just today’s interview, watch many of his press conferences where he’s promoting his films, he’s so arrogant.
For every question he has a twisted answer. Which is why he so easily blurted out what he said “about feeling like a raped woman” without even realising how insensitive it is.
He’s above 52 years, but has his aged father jumping to his rescue everytime Salman utters nonsense. Worse still is the film fraternity — full of chamchas who don’t want to be on the wrong side of bhai, lest he finishes their career.
When asked to comment:
Javed Akhtar: No response.
Shyam Benegal: (Laughs) Says no comments.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai: It was a metaphor used by Salman Khan. He spoke about human agony, its a disgusting translation someone else came up with.