Riding high on the success of his freshly-released movie, Sultan, Salman Khan has refrained from apologising for his offensive "raped woman" comment, despite being hounded by the National Commission for Women (NCW), as well as the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW).
Salman Khan has been summoned by the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on 7 July at 4:30 pm. He had earlier been summoned by the MSCW on 29 June, as a response to which Khan's lawyer wrote to the commission, urging them to not pursue the matter to prevent duplication as the National Commission for Women was already looking into it.
"We have concurrent powers just the way the NCW has. This matter can be heard at the state level too. Therefore, his version is invalid," MSCW chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar was quoted to have said, rejecting his appeal, according to an NDTV report.
He has therefore been summoned once again by the state commission today, to issue an apology, and to submit an affidavit on the matter. The MSCW has said that they are awaiting a response from him, following which further steps will be taken.
On 30 June, the National Commission for Women (NCW) had also summoned Salman Khan on 8 July after he failed to apologise for his remark.
The actor had however earlier responded to the notice sent by the National Commission for Women - which had given him seven days to apologise for the "insensitive" comment made by him during a media interaction in Mumbai.
In a recent interview for the promotions of Sultan, Salman Khan had revealed that he felt "like a raped women after the film's tiring shoot".
"Either I am picking (him) up and throwing (him) or he is picking me up and throwing (me). It is the most difficult thing and when I used to walk out of that ring, I used to actually feel like a raped woman. I should not have used that," he had said.