Salman Khan responds to National Women’s Commission, but no apology

New Delhi, Jun 29 : Actor Salman Khan, who is embroiled in a controversy  for remarking that he  felt “like a raped woman”, has responded to the National Women’s Commission, but has not apologised.

Lalitha Kumaramangalam, who heads the women’s rights body, told NDTV that she has received a response from  Khan’s lawyer. She said she could not share details of the note, but “from the first prelude of the letter, he hasn’t apologized”.

“I have been told by people who know him that he does not apologize,”  Kumaramangalam told NDTV, adding that after she reviews the legal response from the actor, she will examine what action is possible by the agency she heads.

Khan, 50, was ordered to appear before the Women’s Commission in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, while speaking with reporters about his new release, Sultan, the super star  said that his training for the role of a wrestler in the film was so gruelling that he felt “like a raped woman”.

As his remark ignited sharp criticisms, his  father, Salim Khan, a noted script-writer, tweeted an apology on the behalf of his son.