Actor Salman Khan today skipped personal appearance for the third time before the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW), but sent a letter to the panel in response to the summons issued to him over his 'rape' remarks.
The content of the letter was not yet known. The MSCW, which had asked Salman to appear before it today, said they are consulting their legal department regarding the actor's letter. "We have received the letter. We are studying it now. We have sent it to our legal department and will decide the future course of action," MSCW Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar told reporters.
She, however, did not reveal the contents of the letter or if any action will be taken by the MSCW regarding the controversy. Khan had recently landed himself in controversy for his statement that he felt like a 'raped woman' after the gruelling shoot for his film 'Sultan', in which he plays a wrestler.
The 50-year-old actor was asked to come for hearing on two previous occasions, but he did not turn up. Subsequently, he was asked to appear before the commission today. Earlier, when the commission sent the first summon to the actor, Salman had sent a letter to the panel through his lawyer stating that the case was already being heard by the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the matter cannot be heard simultaneously at two places.
Later, Salman on July 8 had defied the National Commission for Women's summons and did not appear before it to clarify his controversial remark, a day after he missed a date with the Maharashtra women's panel. The Maharashtra state commission had then asked the actor to appear before it today.