Rishi Kapoor was in Delhi recently for Off The Cuff with Shekhar Gupta. Among other things, he was asked about Salman Khan‘s “raped woman” comment.
Would someone have gotten away with saying what Salman Khan did the other day in the past?
I don’t think he meant it. I’m sure he didn’t mean it. There are times when you’re narrating something… let me give you an example. There was a time when Dara Singh used to make films. He was this tough man. So the street language became ‘Arey! Apne aap ko badaa Dara Singh samajhta hai?’ In our local language… main maantaa hoon galat baat hai… you say sometimes “I’m raped yaar”… hota hai… You say you’re spaced out, it doesn’t mean you’ve gone to space. You say you’re screwed, doesn’t mean you’re screwed. You don’t mean it. Analogy boliye ye similie jo de raha thha, he didn’t mean it.
Was it an improper similie?
It was improper and at the wrong time also. But I’m sure he didn’t mean it.
Should he say sorry?
Well, if he’s done something that has hurt people, then he should say sorry.
His father has said sorry, he hasn’t.
I don’t know about that. But I think he should. Why would he not? If sometimes you hurt somebody’s sentiments, you say sorry. There’s nothing wrong with that. Aapne galti ki hai, toh qubool maang li jiye.
Yep, I don’t think people are as mad about his comment as they are about him not apologizing for it, you know? What do you think? Tell me in the comments below!