Did Salman Khan really say gruelling Sultan shoots made him ‘feel like a raped woman’ in an interview?

In an online interview, Salman Khan has been quoted as comparing the impact of his shooting schedule for Sultan to be similar to feeling ‘like a raped woman’.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2016 5:35 pm
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This is not the first time Sultan star Salman Khan has landed in a soup for his comments and sense of humour, and as usual there aren’t many who can palate it.

Salman has been giving a slew of interviews as part of the promotions for his upcoming film Sultan, in which he plays a wrestler along with co-star Anushka Sharma. But one such interview has people up in arms about several comments he made about women, especially one in which he compared feeling like a raped woman after his hectic wrestling shoots.

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In the interview, Salman was asked about his gruelling shooting schedule, to which he has been quoted to have answered: “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.”

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Predictably, his statement “…When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman…” resulted in much outrage on social media platforms, such as Twitter.

Another comment that did not go down well was when he called women a vice, akin to alcohol and cigarettes. In answer to a question on sacrifices for one’s career, Salman is quoted to have said: “Leave every second vice in your list – that’s the mantra I follow. And I have left everything one by one. When it was between coffee and cigarettes, I quit coffee. Between cigarettes and drinks, I quit the stick. Between the drinks and women, I have chosen women.”

It seemed like Spotboye had an exclusive one on one with Salman, but it was actually a group interaction as has come to light in an audio recording of the event, where Salman made the comments.

There are some, though, who have come out in support of the Dabangg actor, saying that he made those comments lightheartedly, without malice and that he has been ‘misquoted’/taken out of context.

We have not yet come across an official statement from Khan, but watch this space for further developments.

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    Chanda
    Jun 21, 2016 at 4:40 am
    Between Salman and Shahrukh there is no comparison, Salman has no respect for women and is extremely arrogant doesn't knows how to forgive take the example of singer arijit and vivek oberoi whom he has not forgiven. He is a chamcha of modimodi, and modi chamchas have little respect for human lives and women. Shah Rukh on the other hais extremely down to earth with a kind and forgiving heart and so is Amir khan. is
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      chandrashekhar
      Jun 21, 2016 at 1:31 am
      what else could one expect from the killer of lives-humans and animals alike,roaming free and selling himself as being human.god will never forgive the fake being human villain.
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      1. Krishnan Nallaperumal
        Jun 21, 2016 at 9:41 am
        Salman Khan or any individual male making such a comment is just glorifying crime against woman. An ordinary citizen's comment would not harm the society as much as that of a celebrity like Salman Khan. After all, the men folk like Salman Khan in film world, are known to deal their counterparts in indecent ways by using the filthy language like 'item girl', you cannot expect any civilized behaviour from Salman Khan like persons. Contrary to this fact, the society imagine them to be civilized role models they would like to emulate. This irony and idiosyncrasy has to be realized by the civil society members at large and they better educate themselves in this perspective rather than expecting any apology from such uncivilized men celebrities like Salman Khan. It is sheer waste of time. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dr.Krishnan Nallaperumallt;br/gt;Professor, Centre for Information Technology and Engineeringlt;br/gt;Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu
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          manu
          Jun 21, 2016 at 5:47 am
          he is an , in fact most of so called "celebrities" are of average IQ. Since our media has nothing better to talk about, they keep harping on these silly controversies and generating outrages. Grow up India.
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            Sajal Barman
            Jun 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            We should understand that salman is a criminal and murderer in his real life...... So his comment is very natural...
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