Salim Khan blames media for escalating Salman’s ‘rape comment’?

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Salman Khan in 'Sultan'
Salman Khan in ‘Sultan’

Veteran screenwriter, Salim Khan confessed that he hoped by apologising on behalf of son, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan'(2015) superstar Salman Khan, for his ‘raped woman’ analogy would put an end to the controversy that resulted. However, he is upset with the media who he believes has now taken the issue to ‘saturation point’, as reported by��Times of India.

The 80 year old addressed the matter on his official Twitter page saying, “Normally people apologise to get rid of the problem but I meant it hoping that the problem would be over. What is the meaning of getting an apology from a person under the guillotine, who knows rightly or wrongly that he has not committed a crime. But the commercial compulsion of the media wanted to carry it to the saturation point. I regret not knowing this.”

The National Commission for Women (NCW) and political party Shiv Sena, amongst others, have demanded a public apology from the actor. Although the NCW did receive a response from the popular superstar via his lawyer, the officials have confirmed it was not an apology as demanded. They have now summoned the actor to appear before it on 8th July, next week.

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