Salman got into one of the ugliest controversies of his life, last month, with the ‘raped woman’ comment. His ‘Sultan’ co-star, Anushka, has finally decided to speak up about the comment. During a recent interview, the 27-year-old said that the remark was insensitive.
She said, “Firstly, I want to find out what made him say it. Is it really true that he said that? After that, a lot has been spoken about it. Obviously, we all understand that it was rather insensitive. But now, when I look at it today, when everything is happening, there are so many debates that went on air, I feel yes, it was insensitive and something that I was a bit surprised by. If it was said the way it was. But what it made me really think of is that all of us have a responsibility towards what we speak… in any place and not just publicly. Celebrities, more so! That is something which if you don’t think of, you are going to be in a situation like this,”
She also stated that she did not really have an equation with Salman as she has done just one film with him. “I don’t know him at all to ask him to apologise. I have worked with him on a film. That’s all the interaction I had with him. I find him very intimidating. He is someone who will not go out of his way to make you feel comfortable. He is going to be himself and do his thing. And I’m very shy as a person. So I can’t bridge that gap either. I can’t break that ice because I know I am not very good at it myself. In any case, we don’t have an equation where we can have conversations. In fact, we have not spoken about anything in the time that I shot for the film with him. We have only spoken during group discussions with Ali (Abbas Zafar), and the ADs. I don’t have that place where I would go and tell him that. He is an adult man and he knows what he needs to do. And I don’t need to go tell somebody what they should be thinking, doing or saying,” Anushka added.