Twitter slams Bollywood actor Salman Khan for saying he felt like a 'raped woman'

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is facing criticism for comparing himself to a "raped woman" while talking about filming wrestling scenes for his forthcoming film Sultan. The 50-year-old actor has been slammed on social media for making insensitive comments that trivialize rape.

Khan made the comments during an interview to promote Sultan. "While shooting, during those six hours, there'd be so much of lifting and thrusting on the ground involved. That was tough for me because if I was lifting, I'd have to lift the same 120-kilo guy 10 times for 10 different angles. And likewise, get thrown that many times on the ground. This act is not repeated that many times in the real fights in the ring. " Khan reportedly said in response to a question on shooting for the film and playing a boxer. "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," As the people around him laughed, Khan realized his faux pas and said, "I don't think I should have".

Later in the interview, Khan also described women as a "vice". "Leave every second vice in your list – that's the mantra I follow. And I have left everything one by one. When it was between coffee and cigarettes, I quit coffee. Between cigarettes and drinks, I quit the stick. Between the drinks and women, I have chosen women," Khan said.

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MUMBAI, INDIA JUNE 19: Salman Khan at Baba Siddiquis Iftar party at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan poses during the promotion of the upcoming Hindi film 'Sultan' in Mumbai on June 18, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan looks on during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Sultan' directed by Ali Abbas Zafar in Mumbai on late May 24, 2016. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA MAY 24 : Salman Khan at the theatrical trailer launch of his upcoming movie Sultan at Film City in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 20: Bollywood actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Salman Khan during the press conference of 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, at Taj Lands End, Bandra on May 20, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA MAY 20: Salman Khan during the press conference of 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, at Taj Lands End, Bandra in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 23: Bollywood actor Salman Khan, named as Indian contingents Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016, during a press conference, at IOA Bhawan, on April 23, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Salman Khan was on Saturday unveiled as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Rio Olympics to be held later this year. This is the first time that a Bollywood actor will be a goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at the Olympics. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA FEBRUARY 19: Salman Khan at Zee Cine Awards 2016 in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA MARCH 04: Salman Khan at the Colors Golden Petal Awards in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood Actors Sonam Kapoor and Salman Khan (R) attend the 'Zee Cine Awards' ceremony in Mumbai on February 20, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI,INDIA January 15: Salman Khan at the 61st Filmfare awards in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actor Salman Khan poses during the Stardust Awards 2015 ceremony in Mumbai on December 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI,INDIA DECEMBER 23: Salman Khan at Anil Kapoors birthday celebrations in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Salman Khan (R) perform with dancers during a promotional event for the Hindi film Dilwale on the set of Colors 'Bigg Boss Nau 'Double Trouble' TV Reality Show in Lonavala some 100kms from Mumbai on December 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Sujit Jaiswal. / AFP / SUJIT JAISWAL (Photo credit should read SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Khan has not issued any statement on his comment, but his father Salim Khan apologised on his behalf. "Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simile, example and the context. (But) the intention was not wrong," he tweeted.

Khan has received a notice from India's National Commission for Women asking him to issue an apology within a week. On Twitter, angry users have been tweeting with the hashtag #InsensitiveSalman, while Khan's massive legion of fans and supporters have been defending him by tweeting with #SalmanMisquoted.

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