Is Salman Khan an embarrassment for his father Salim Khan?

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan lands himself into trouble yet again. This time he said something so insensitive, even hardcore fans of Salman are finding it difficult to defend him. While promoting his forthcoming film, ‘Sultan’ in a group interaction with the media in Mumbai, Salman said shooting for the role was rather challenging. “You look like a fraud if you haven’t trained properly. You need to put in those many hours as any wrestler does and that’s what we have done. Now when you are shooting, you are continuously wrestling for 6 hours. So, if I have to pick up a 120 kg person, and drop him down, I got to do it 10 times. In the wrestling match, it happens once or twice. Ten times from 5 different angles for 6-7 hours, either I am picking up or throwing him or he is picking me up and throwing me. It is like the most difficult thing. When I used to walk out of the ring, it was actually like a raped woman walking out. I couldn’t walk straight. I would eat and then head right back to training. That wouldn’t stop.” After Salman made this offensive statement, everybody around him started laughing.

The moment this byte hit the internet, Salman is being targeted by trolls, especially hardcore fans of Shah Rukh Khan. In defence, Salman fans also known as ‘bhaitards’ made #SalmanMisquoted trend on Twitter. Many nasty fans are making jokes about the Dabangg star’s previous run-ins with the law. To make matters worse, National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam expressed disgust over Salman’s comment. She said, “Considering the number of women fans he has, he shouldn’t have made such a statement. Salman Khan should apologise.” The NCW has asked the actor to apologise within 7 days. While Saman still hasn’t reacted to this latest controversy, his embarrassed father, Salim Khan apologised on behalf of his son. He tweeted, “Undoubtedly what Salman said is wrong, the simili, example and the context. The intention was not wrong.” [sic] He added, “Nevertheless I apologise on behalf of his family his fans & his friends. Forgiveness is to pardon the unpardonable or it is no virtue at all.”

One can only feel sorry for the legendary scriptwriter – each time Salman makes a mistake, Sr. Khan has to come out and apologise for his son’s mistake. Do you think Salman should grow up, show some sensitivity, and stop bringing shame to his father?

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