Mumbai (The Hindu): A day after the National Commission for Women (NCW) demanded a public apology from Bollywood actor Salman Khan over his ‘rape’ remark, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has issued summons to the star demanding explanation for his statement.
“We have learned about his statement from news reports. The remarks are certainly demeaning. We want the actor to explain himself with regard to his comments in front of the commission and hence have summoned him,” said Vijaya Rahatkar, Chairperson of MSCW.
Ms. Rahatkar said Mr. Khan’s statement was likely to be followed by many for he was a public figure with a huge fan following.
“People tend to follow what their icon does or says. Hence he must represent himself in front of us with an explanation,” she said.
Mr. Khan will have to be present at the MSCW office on June 29 at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, the actor’s father, writer Salim Khan, apologised for Salman’s remarks.
Mr. Khan had reportedly said that he felt ‘like a raped woman’ at the end of strenuous film shooting, triggering outrage on social media.
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