Salman Khan defends ‘no low neckline’ rule for women on his sets: ‘Their bodies are a lot more precious…’
Actor Salman Khan has tried to defend his stance on not letting female co-stars wear deep necklines on sets of his movie. The actor’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan co-star Palak Tiwari had earlier said that Salman has a rule for women on his movie sets that doesn’t allow them to wear plunging necklines. Salman has said that he doesn’t want any man to look at the women on his movie sets with bad intentions, therefore ‘the rule’.
Salman appeared on Rajat Sharma’s show Aap Ki Adalat recently and tried to defend his stance by saying that women’s bodies are precious and should be covered.
When Rajat levied the first accusation against Salman of having double standards for making such a rule for females, whereas he himself takes off his shirt in every film, Salman said, ” There is no double standard in it. I feel that a woman’s body is a lot more precious, so as much as it is covered, I feel its better.”
However, when the interviewer cross questioned him, saying that he starred in his fist ad commercial at the age of 17 and appeared in just boxers. To this, Salman responded with a commonly heard statement: “At that time it was okay. The atmosphere is bad these days.”
When asked if this rule was only for girls, the actor said, “Ye ladkiyo ka chakkar nahi hai, ye ladko ka chakkar hai. Jis hisab se ladke ladkiyo ko dekhte hai, aapki behne, aapki biwiya, aapki mothers, wo mujhe acha nahi lagta. (It’s not a matter of girls, it’s about the boys. The way they look at girls, at your sister, wife or mother, I do not like it). So, I do not want them to go through this.”
Salman, who is appearing in the show after a gap of nine years, tried to support his statement by saying that ‘sometimes the intention of men goes wrong’.
“Sab jaante hai, par kabhi kabhi inki neeyat kharab ho jaati hai, to koshish hai ki hum jab picture banaye, to hum unko ye mauka na de ki ye aake humare heroines ko, humari auraton ko iss prakar se dekhe,” (Everyone knows it that sometimes their intensions go bad. So we try that when we make a film, we don’t get give this chance to anyone that they come and look at our heroines, our women like this).
In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Palak had revealed that before co-starring with Salman in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, she was an assistant on Salman’s film Antim: The Final Truth. She had also shared how, on the sets of Antim, Salman had enforced a strict dress-code for all the female crew members. She said, “When I was AD-ing with Salman sir on Antim, Salman sir had a rule: ‘every girl on my set, the neckline should be here, all the girls should be covered, like good proper girls’.”
However, later Palak had said that her statement was misunderstood and she was only talking about keeping herself in check around senior actors on sets.
Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan released in theatres recently and has been performing steadily at the box office. However, critics have panned the film for its repetitive entertainment content. Salman will next be seen in Tiger 3.