New Delhi: The debate over Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's 'raped woman' remark is getting more intense with time. Now, his 'Sultan' co-star Anushka Sharma has commented on this issue and her statements on this topic are making quite a sense.
According to a DNA report, originally attributed to an interview by Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, the 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' diva feels that Salman's comment was 'insensitive'.
The whole controversy erupted when the 50-year-old actor reportedly said that he felt like a 'raped woman' after shooting for the wrestling sequences in 'Sultan'. Not many in the film industry have stepped forward to speak against Salman for this remark.
Here's what Anushka actually said:
"Firstly, I want to find out what made him say it. Is it really true that he said that? After that, a lot has been spoken about it. Obviously, we all understand that it was rather insensitive. But now, when I look at it today, when everything is happening, there are so many debates that went on air, I feel yes, it was insensitive and something that I was a bit surprised by. If it was said the way it was. But what it made me realy think of is that all of us have a responsibility towards what we speak... in any place and not just publicly. Celebrities, more so! That is something which if you don't think of, you are going to be in a situation like this.
I don't want to get into what was going on in his head and what he was thinking at that point because that is something one should be asking him, not me. I cannot assess that because I don't know him that much. But yes, this has also made me realise that I am sure that there would be some people who would have thought that kabhi kabhi, humne bhi aise cheezein boli hai. Because this is something you hear people say. Some say 'Oh man, I have had such a tough day. I feel raped.' People must have realised that this is not a word that can be used so loosely. I hope that this is what people get out of this incident. We know what's wrong about it but if we look at the positive side of it, I hope people understand they have to be extremely sensitive about what we say because we are going through bad times in the country where women are not receiving the kind of respect they should.
I don't know him at all (to ask him apologise). I have worked with him on a film. That's all the interaction I had with him. I find him very intimidating. He is someone who will not go out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He is going to be himself and do his thing. And I'm very shy as a person. So I can't bridge that gap either. I can't break that ice because I know I am not very good at it myself. In any case, we don't have an equation where we can have conversations. In fact, we have not spoken about anything in the time that I shot for the film with him. We have only spoken during group discussions with Ali (Abbas Zafar), and the ADs. I don't have that place where I would go and tell him that. He is an adult man and he knows what he needs to do. And I don't need to go tell somebody what they should be thinking, doing or saying."