While Bollywood has turned a deaf ear to Salman Khan’s latest foot-in-mouth situation, his father, Salim Khan, hit back with ‘Why should he apologise or clarify?’ after issuing a Twitter apology on his star son’s behalf, and Subhash Ghai called the fracas another instance of things being ‘lost in translation’,Kangana Ranaut chose to take a stand.

When the actress was asked for a comment on Bhai’s ‘raped woman’ remark at the launch of Shirish Kunder’s new web series, Kriti, in Bandra on Wednesday, the Queen actress didn’t mince words despite fair warnings from her team to steer clear of the controversy. “We all agree that it is a horrible thing to say. It’s extremely insensitive but I’d also like to say that we shouldn’t encourage the tendency to point fingers at each other and feel superior by pulling each other down,” she stated emphatically.

Criticising Salman for the incident, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday urged directors to boycott him till he tendered an unconditional apology. “I have not seen a celebrity more shameless than Salman Khan.

He’s displayed a destructive nature from the beginning. He shoots endangered animals, kills footpath dwellers and now this. People still consider him a hero,” Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande told the media.

 Meanwhile, Bhai has showed no inclination to apologise, choosing instead to hop on a flight to Madrid where he is set to perform at an awards ceremony.