Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut at a party hosted by Viacom18 Motion Pictures on their completion of five years in Mumbai June 10. (Manav Manglani photo)

MUMBAI — The talk of the town has been Salman Khan’s recent remarks about feeling like a “raped woman” after shooting the grueling wrestling scenes in “Sultan.” Amidst outrage from those on social media and women’s rights activists, actress Kangana Ranaut is the latest star to weigh in on the controversy.

Ranaut came out June 22 to condemn the superstar’s “insensitive” rape analogy but said he should not be targeted for it.      

“We all agree that it is a horrible thing to say; it is something which is extremely insensitive,” Ranaut said when asked about it at the launch of Shirish Kunder’s short film “Kriti.”    

The National Award-winning star, however, said one should not encourage the mentality of pointing fingers and trolling.     

“But what I would like to say is let’s not encourage the mentality where we want to point fingers at each other and want to feel greater by just running people down by trolling them,” Ranaut said.     

“As a society we have to take responsibility... It is disgraceful to the whole society and not an individual,” she added.     

While his father, scriptwriter Salim Khan, apologized on his behalf, the chorus demanding an apology from Salman Khan himself is growing.      

Ranaut said everybody should be collectively sorry about the thought process.    

“What Salim uncle says is right; we are all sorry. It is not about an individual; we all collectively feel sorry for that thought process.” 

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