It was the turn of the gritty Bollywod actor Kangana Ranaut’s turn to condemn Salman Khan’s “insensitive” remark comparing himself with a rape victim, but also felt that he should not be targeted for it. Salman, in a group interview to promote Sultan, made the remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after the gruelling shoot for the wrestling drama.
“But what I would like to say is let’s not encourage the mentality where we want to point fingers at each other and want to feel greater by just running people down by trolling them. As a society we have to take responsibility… It is disgraceful to the whole society and not an individual,” shared Kangana.
On a similar nore Kavita Krishan, an activist said that it is the emphasis on the need to talk about the larger problem of how the term “rape” is used public discourse that needs to beaddressed. “I ask why there is a storm over a remark Salman retracted almost as soon as he made it (he said ‘I shouldn’t have said that’ as soon as he had made the rape analogy, and rephrased his thought) while there is no serious discussion about the widespread culture of rape jokes and rape analogies in general,” she writes on her Facebook post.