Bollywood's Salman Khan condemned for 'raped woman' joke
Bollywood star Salman Khan has provoked outrage by joking that he felt like a “raped woman” after a physically gruelling film shoot.
Khan was describing the demands of his role as a wrestler in the forthcoming blockbuster Sultan when he drew the controversial comparison.
"While shooting, during those six hours, there’d be so much of lifting and thrusting on the ground involved," said Khan, 50. “When I used to walk out of that ring I felt like a raped woman... I could not take steps.”
The comment has triggered a social media storm in India, where rampant sexual violence against women is a major social issue.
“There cannot be anything more inhuman than using raped woman analogy. Shame,” wrote Twitter user Moni.