Maybe Salman Khan should realise that the solution to the current predicament he is facing involves doing something very simple: saying sorry.
On Wednesday, Khan responded to the National Commission for Women (NCW) via his legal representatives over the controversy created after he had earlier said that the physically exhausting shoot schedule for his upcoming wrestling drama Sultan left him “feeling like a raped woman”.
News reports have said that the NCW is now assessing Khan’s reply — which, apparently, does not contain an apology for the rape remark.
In fact, India Today TV reported that in his response, Khan has said that the “NCW should not have taken suo motu cognizance (of this issue).”
Yet again, Khan blew all our minds with his amazing Bhai logic.
Because of course, “the apex national level organisation of India with the mandate of protecting and promoting the interests of women” should take absolutely no interest when an actor with a huge fan following trivialises rape by comparing the trauma faced by a rape victim to the exhaustion felt after an intense shoot.
Reports have also said that the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has also now summoned Khan for a hearing on the matter on 7 July.
Because of his stubborn refusal to apologise, Salman Khan is actually creating more troubles for himself. But despite all the media outrage, summons by a government body, an apology from his father and even Bollywood’s divided views on his rape remark, Salman Khan simply refuses to apologise.
This points out something very important: Either Khan actually believes that he did absolutely nothing wrong or he has such a big ego that an apology is simply not an option. Because after all, how can Bhai, the superstar, apologise?