Bollywood has largely been silent on the issue except for Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Kashyap and singer Sona Mohapatra criticising the superstar.
When asked to respond on the controversy, Freida Pinto, who made her debut at IIFA here, said sometimes what is said might not be “negative but it may be unconventional”.
“It’s very important to be responsible in what you say. I think it’s also so important that it can feel like a burden because there are times when you want to say,” she told PTI on the sidelines of the IIFA.
“And I am not talking about this person. I am just talking about people in general… You might want to say something and it might not be negative, it may be unconventional. But then that responsibility also comes with consequences so you have to be strong enough and bold enough to say I am sorry when you are wrong and stand by your words when you are right. I feel like there is a lot of responsibility,” she added.
Apart from the Bollywood celebs filmmakers have also condemned the actor’s remarks.
The 43-year-old “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer Zoya Aktar said it is up to Salman to decide whether he wants to apologies or not.
“Everybody has reacted in their own right. I think the comments shouldn’t have been made and people have said that. I can’t decide if he should apologies or shouldn’t, it is up to him,” Zoya told reporters on the IIFA Rocks green carpet.
Zoya, who has shot her movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” in Spain, says she loves coming back to the country because people here as welcoming as in India.