When it comes to national issues, our stars are quick to make the correct noises. A few days back at the song release of Dabangg3 Salman was asked about the heinous rape and murder of the young veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. Salman’s response was that he had just woken up and he doesn’t know anything about it.
Sensing a huge backlash, Khan’s PR team swung into immediate action.And the very next day there was a lengthy diatribe against rape and rapists on twitter which read, “Chulbul [email protected] Nov 30, 2019#JusticeForPriyankaReddy These r the worst kind of shaitans disguised in the human form! The pain, torture n death of innocent women like nirbhaya n Priyanka Reddy should now get us together n put an end to such shaitans who live among us, before any other innocent woman…(1/2)@BeingSalmanKhan
(2/2)..n their family go through this extreme agony n loss as this has to be stopped. Let betii bachao not be just a campaign. This is the time to let these demons know that v all stand together. May Priyanka’s soul rest in peace #JusticeForPriyankaReddy.”
This is not the first time when Salman has been questioned about rape. During the promotion of his film Sultan he casually remarked, “When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight.”
The National Commission Of Women demanded an apology. Not surprisingly all the important names in the film industry chose not to comment on the issue. However the damage was done. And Salman’s father Salim Khan has stepped in to apologize for defend Salman on Twitter.
However on this occasion Salman was able to respond appropriately and just in time.