Two weeks ago, Salman Khan, also 50, described filming Sultan’s wrestling scenes in these terms: “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.”
Salman Khan has been criticised by actor Kangana Ranaut, director Anurag Kashyap and singer Sona Mohapatra.
Others, like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sonu Sood, Subhash Ghai and Pooja Bedi, have taken his side. His colleague Shah Rukh Khan says he isn’t qualified to offer an opinion.
SRK, 50, told reporters on Thursday: “In the last few years I have come to realise that I have made so many inappropriate comments myself. I don’t think I am someone to sit in judgement for anybody else’s comment. To be really honest, it is not about taking sides.”
“I myself am speak such a lot (inappropriately), who am I to judge him on this? Personally speaking, I don’t think I am anyone to comment on this. I am so inappropriate myself. I have said some really wrong things also,” SRK, who has made the films Karan Arjun and Hum Tumhaare Hain Sanam with Salman, told reporters on Thursday.
Hours later, he tweeted this reaffirmation of brotherhood
Bhai bhai on bike bike. No pollution…bhai says “Michael Lal Cylcle Lal.” pic.twitter.com/GdD6RwSe9V
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 1, 2016
Salman has been summoned again by the National Commission for Women.