Salman Khan is currently in news for his recent controversial remark when he had compared his physical pain during the shoot of "Sultan" to that of a "raped woman." While the actor has been receiving a lot of flak for the comment, some old allegations against Salman are also being highlighted.
An excerpt from film critic and writer Mayank Shekhar's book "Name Place Animal Thing" that narrates an incident when Salman had allegedly threatened a female journalist has started doing the rounds on social media.
The excerpt from the book narrated an alleged incident when Salman had told a female reporter not to publish one of his interviews in a threatening manner. The excerpt from Mayank's book "Name Place Animal Thing" is going viral on social media.
"I'd just heard about how filmstar Salman Khan had insisted to drop a journalist back home after a long interview. It wasn't too late in the evening. She didn't particularly fancy a chivalrous ride. But he wouldn't take no for an answer. He's a bit of a brat like that.
"She gave up. They drove together. She found the spot where she needed to be dropped. He insisted on driving her right up to her building gate, asked her to specifically point out the floor she stayed in. 'Now I know where you live,' he told her sweetly. 'The interview I just gave you? Don't publish it,' By all accounts the piece never saw the colour of print," the excerpt from the book read.
Mayank himself retweeted the viral-going excerpt saying, "Haha...Absolutely the shortest, even if the timeliest, excerpt from my book ever ;) #NamePlaceAnimalThing [sic]."
The controversy had started after Salman in a media interaction had said, "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."
Although the "Sultan" actor has been receiving support from his fans, who claimed that Salman was misquoted, there are certain female celebrities, who have openly criticised the superstar for his controversial comment.
While female celebrities like Sona Mohapatra, Lisa Ray, Renuka Shahane and Sapna Moti Bhavnani had taken to Twitter to slam Salman for the rape remark, Kangana Ranaut also had taken a stand when asked to comment on the issue.
"We all agree that it is a horrible thing to say. It's extremely insensitive but I would also like to say that we shouldn't encourage the tendency to point fingers at each other and feel superior by pulling each other down. As a society, we have to take responsibility and stand united. This is disgraceful for a society, not an individual. We collectively feel sorry for that though process," Mumbai Mirror had quoted Kangana as saying when asked to comment on Salman's recent shocker. Check tweets of other female celebs who stood against the superstar.
There is no consent in rape. There is consent in acting & actors are also paid for it. A rape victim has to pay forever! Be human please!— renuka shahane (@renukash) 21 June 2016
Heard that Salman tried to retract his statement after saying it indicating some self awareness of how wrong it was. Saying sorry won't hurt— #SonaLIVE (@sonamohapatra) 21 June 2016