Bollywood star sparks outrage with rape comment

Bollywood star sparks outrage with rape comment
Salman Khan.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has caused public uproar after he said shooting his upcoming movie was so gruelling that he felt like a woman who had been raped.

The public fury and social media backlash has been so great that Khan's father, Salim, apologised on his son's behalf and pleaded with the public to forgive him.

India's National Commission for Women also demanded that Khan explain his comments within seven days or be hauled before the state-appointed panel.

By Wednesday, Khan had said nothing about the remarks he made while speaking with journalists over the weekend about portraying a professional wrestler in the new film Sultan.

The actor's rape analogy was widely criticised on social media sites in India, where sexual violence against women is rampant.

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