Salman fails to appear before NCW, files response via lawyer

11:56 AM, Saturday, July 9th, 2016


New Delhi: Actor Salman Khan failed to appear before the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday over his “raped woman” simile and filed a response to the commission’s notice through his lawyers, the NCW said.

“The Commission had summoned Salman Khan to appear in person on July 8, 2016, at the Commission’s office to give a satisfactory explanation on the matter. It may be noted that today Khan or his legal team has not appeared before the Commission,” NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said in a statement.

“However, the Commission has received a response from his legal team, which is currently being examined by the Commission,” she added.

The NCW had summoned Khan in connection with the actor’s remark where he compared his condition after shooting for a gruelling wrestling scene in his recently released movie “Sultan” to that of a “raped woman”.

Taking suo motu notice, the Commission on June 21 sent a notice to the actor asking him to apologise. Khan filed a response through his lawyers, which the NCW did not find satisfactory and asked him to appear before it in person on July 8.

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