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Nawazuddin Siddiqui supports Bajrangi Bhaijaan co-star Salman over rape remark

PTI
Published Jun 23, 2016, 2:10 pm IST
Updated Jun 23, 2016, 2:28 pm IST
Unlike Kangana Ranaut, who said Salman's remark was "extremely insensitive", Nawazuddin felt the actor's "intentions" were not wrong.
Salman and Nawazuddin starred together in the 2015 box office superhit 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.
 Salman and Nawazuddin starred together in the 2015 box office superhit 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come out in support of his 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' co-star Salman Khan and said his "intentions" were not wrong, after the superstar's rape analogy created a row.

Salman, in a group interview to promote 'Sultan', said he felt like a "raped woman" while shooting the physically gruelling shoot for the wrestling drama.

 

When asked about his take, Nawazuddin, who has worked with Salman in 'Kick' and the 2015 box office superhit 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' told reporters, "He used it metaphorically. The discussion is over now, so no use of repeating it and asking questions again."

"According to me, intentions matter and I don't think his intention was like that," the actor said at the special screening of his film 'Raman Raghav 2.0', on Wednesday night.

The statement has not gone down well with many, who have taken to Twitter to express their angst against the actor. Even actress Kangana Ranaut called the 'Dabangg' star's comment as "extremely insensitive".

 

While his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, apologised on the actor's behalf, the demand for Salman to issue an apology himself has been growing from political parties, activists and social media users.

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