Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was slammed in India for saying his heavy training schedule for an upcoming film left him feeling “like a raped woman”.
Khan made the shocking comments in an interview to promote his latest movie Sultan, which 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,” 50-year-old Khan said.
He also said he had been able to quit every “vice” except women, saying that he had given up entjies, coffee and alcohol but not female company.
“There’s nothing left to quit anymore,” he told the site.
Social media users slammed the actor’s comments.
“If you are a Salman Khan fan, it’s good, but if you support his pathetic statement, you are nothing but a disgusting creature,” wrote Twitter user @gautamverma23.
Politician Shaina N.C said: “Rape is an exercise of power to destruct a woman’s self esteem, (from what) I (know) of @BeingSalmanKhan he respects #women so he must apologise.”