Kangana Ranaut (c), seen here with filmmaker Farah Khan (l) and her husband Shirish Kunder at the world premiere of “Kriti” in Mumbai, June 23. (Press Trust of India)


Salman Khan, in a group interview to promote “Sultan,” made a remark that he felt like a “raped woman” after the grueling shoot for the wrestling drama. Kangana Ranaut condemned Salman Khan’s “insensitive” rape analogy but said he should not be targeted for it, while Nawazuddin Siddiqui, speaking in support of Salman Khan, said his “intentions” were not wrong. – @Siliconeer #Siliconeer #Bollywood #SalmanKhan #BeingHuman #Sultan #NawazuddinSiddiqui #KanganaRanaut


Kangana Ranaut condemned Salman Khan’s “insensitive” rape analogy, June 22, but said 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 grueling shoot for the wrestling drama.

Salman Khan at a promotional event of his film “Sultan” on the sets of a TV show in Mumbai, June 22. (Press Trust of India)

Salman Khan at a promotional event of his film “Sultan” on the sets of a TV show in Mumbai, June 22. (Press Trust of India)

“We all agree that it is a horrible thing to say, it is something which is extremely insensitive,” Kangana said, when asked about it at the launch of Shirish Kunder’s short film “Kriti.”

The National Award-winning star, however, said one should not encourage the mentality of pointing fingers and trolling.

“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,” Kangana said.

“As a society we have to take responsibility… It is disgraceful to the whole society and not an individual,” she added.

Salman has faced a lot of flak on social media and from women’s rights activists and political parties over his comment.

While his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, apologized on his behalf, the chorus demanding apology from Salman himself is growing.

Kangana said everybody should be collectively sorry about the thought process.

Salman Khan at an Iftar Party hosted by politician Baba Siddique (r) in Mumbai, June 20. (Press Trust of India)

Salman Khan at an Iftar Party hosted by politician Baba Siddique (r) in Mumbai, June 20. (Press Trust of India)

“What Salim uncle says is right, we are all sorry about it. It is not about an individual, we all collectively feel sorry for that thought process.”

NAWAZUDDIN SUPPORTS SALMAN OVER RAPE REMARK

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come out in support of Salman Khan and said his “intentions” were not wrong, after the superstar’s rape anology created a row.

When asked about his take, Nawazuddin, who has worked with Salman in “Kick” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” told reporters here, “He used it metaphorically. The discussion is over now, so no use of repeating it and asking questions again.”

“According to me, intentions matter and I don’t think his intention was like that,” the actor said at the special screening of his film “Raman Raghav 2.0.”

The statement has not gone down well with many, who have taken to Twitter to express their angst against the actor.