Jim Sarbh hits back at ‘rape’ joke critics

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A video featuring ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) actor, Jim Sarbh joking about rape has gone viral.

In the video at Cannes 2018 party, Sarbh is heard in what seems like a punchline to a joke, “I’d rather be raped by 12 prostitutes”. After Internet trolls criticised him and actress, Kangna Ranaut, who was also in the video, Sarbh has hit back.

He said, “I do not now nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence. This (video) has been picked out of context without a prelude where I am actually enacting parts of a play which is a dark satire. “The piece I was seen delivering in the video is about a priest blowing a very casual question completely out of proportion, condemning alcohol, prostitutes and rape all simultaneously. I personally do not find it to be about a desire to rape, or to inflict sexual violence upon another, but a subversive and comedic response to an extremely volatile sentence.”

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