Rishi Kapoor and Salman Khan
Rishi Kapoor and Salman KhanVarinder Chawla

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up over a recent controversy courted by Salman Khan'and said that he should apologise if his comment hurt people's sentiments. Salman Khan has been in news these days for his recent comment when he compared his physical pain during shooting of "Sultan" with that of a "raped woman."

Rishi said that he does not think Salman meant it but if his words have hurt someone then there is nothing wrong in saying "sorry."

Rishi had appeared on a talk show titled "Off the cuff" with Shekhar Gupta and he was asked if someone would have gotten away with saying what Salman Khan said. "I don't think he meant it. I am sure he didn't mean it. There are times when you are narrating something...let me give you an example. There was a time when Dara Singh used to make films. He was this tough man. So the street language became 'Areey! Apne aap ko badaa Dara Singh samjhta hai?' In our local language...main manta hoon galat baat hai...you say sometimes 'I am raped yaar,' you say 'you are spaced out,' it doesn't mean you have gone to space. You say 'you are screwed', doesn't mean you are screwed. You don't mean it. Analogy boliye ye simili jo de raha tha, he didn't mean it," said Rishi.

When asked if it was an improper simili and the "Sultan" actor should apologise or not, the senior actor said: "It was improper and at the wrong time also. But I am sure he didn't mean it. Well, if he has done something that has hurt people, then he should say sorry."

When informed that Salman's father had apologised on his behalf but he did not, Rishi said: "I don't know about that. But I think he should. Why would he not? If sometimes you hurt somebody's sentiments, you say sorry. There is nothing wrong with that. Aapne galti ki hai, toh qubool maang li jiye."