Can’t judge comments of others: SRK on Salman’s rape remarks
Mumbai (PTI): Amid the controversy over Salman Khan’s “rape comments,” his friend superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he cannot judge statements made by others as he himself has made some inappropriate remarks in the past.
When asked if Salman should apologies for his comments, the 50-year-old “Fan” actor said, “In the last few years, I have come to realize that I have made so many inappropriate comments myself. I don’t think I am someone to sit in judgment for somebody else’s comment.
Bollywood celebrities including Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Sona Mohapatra have condemned the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star’s remarks, while his brother Arbaaz, Sonu Sood and Subhash Ghai among others have come out in his defense. However, Shah Rukh doesn’t believe in taking sides.
“It is not about taking a side or not taking a side. I myself talk a lot so who will sit, judge and decide who should do what,” he said.
“Those who want to do something they should decide it for themselves. Personally speaking, I don’t think I am anyone to be making a comment. I am so inappropriate myself,” Shah Rukh said.
Salman’s rape analogy to describe the grueling shoot for his upcoming film “Sultan” has led to a controversy. Not satisfied with the written reply from the actor, the National Commission for Women yesterday summoned him to appear before it on July 8.
The Commission also warned the actor that if he fails to appear before the panel, it may proceed to take action as it deems fit.
“Commission finds that you are not willing to apologies for the remarks made by you. The explanation offered by you, after making such an irresponsible and callous statement doesn’t amount to an apology. Your reply is therefore not satisfactory,” the NCW said in its notice issued yesterday.
Can’t judge someone else’s comments: SRK on Salman’s controversy
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is usually vocal about issues, has chosen to remain diplomatic on his reaction to Salman Khan’s “raped woman” controversy. He says he himself is “so inappropriate” at times.
At an event here on Thursday night, Shah Rukh was asked to comment on the ongoing controversy.
He said: “In the last few years, I have realised that I made so many inappropriate comments myself. I don’t think I am someone to sit and judge somebody else’s comments to be very honest. It’s about taking sides or not taking sides.
“I myself say so many things, who am I to decide what one should do and what not? Whatever he wants to do, he will decide himself. Personally speaking, I don’t think I can make anyone to be making comments on this. I am so inappropriate myself.”
Salman courted controversy after he said during a media interaction that he felt like a “raped woman” walking out of a ring in his role as a wrestler in his upcoming film “Sultan”. He later said, “I don’t think I should have” and explained that he found it hard to walk.
This led to strong reactions from the National Commission for Women (NCW) as well as the Shiv Sena. The NCW even asked the actor to render a public apology and has now summoned him on July 8.