NEW DELHI: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has said that the commission will summon Bollywood actor Salman Khan for his alleged remarks against rape victims.
Talking to the media in Guwahati, Assam yesterday, she said the commission has taken the matter seriously.
Referring to the recent incident of rape of a minor girl in Motihari in Bihar, Kumaramangalam questioned the political will of the state government in tackling crime against women.
She said that the commission will visit Bihar to take stock of the situation.
Earlier, the NCW chief had sought a public apology from the Bollywood actor and asked for an explanation. “We had written a letter to him last week asking why he made such a remark but he has not replied so far,” Kumaramangalam said.
Salman made the comments during an interview with entertainment website spotboye.com to promote his upcoming movie ‘Sultan’ that tells the story of an ageing wrestler trying to make a comeback.
“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,” the 50-year-old actor said earlier on June 21. – Agencies