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Palak Tiwari Admits She ‘Made A Mistake’ Of Saying Salman Khan Dictates What Women Should Wear On Sets

Palak Tiwari had said that Salman Khan has a rule of women dressing modestly on the sets. The actor even reacted to the comments. 

Palak Tiwari will be seen in The Virgin Tree

Actor Palak Tiwari, in an interview recently, admitted that she made a mistake when she mentioned that Salman Khan has a rule about what women should wear on the sets of his films. Her comments caused a stir in Bollywood and portrayed Salman as a bit of a regressive figure, who would comment on an actress’ clothes. 

In an interview with Bombay Times, Palak called the incident a ‘learning experience’ and that she never wants to be ‘in that position again’. She said, “I made a mistake, I’ll learn and it’s something I’ll keep in mind for the rest of my life now.” Palak made her Bollywood debut in Salman’s recent film ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’.

Furthermore, she said that Salman is ‘an extremely understanding’ individual, and he’d know that she ‘would never say anything malapropos about him, ever.’ 

In an earlier interview with Siddharth Kannan, Palak had said that her mother, actor Shweta Tiwari, was happy that she was working with Salman, and how she was dressing.

“When I was AD-ing with Salman sir on Antim, I don’t think many people know this, Salman Sir had a rule ‘Ki koi bhi ladki mere set pe, neckline should be here (for every girl on my set, the neckline should be here), all the girls should be covered, like good proper girls’,” Palak had said. 

Later, Palak said in an interview with Connect FM Canada that her comments were misunderstood and Salman isn’t ‘narrow-minded’. “He is not somebody that will ever try to curtail anybody in any sort of way. Maybe I did a poor job at expounding my thoughts, but what I meant by that was he is somebody that I really revere,” she said.

Meanwhile, the incident drew a statement from Salman himself, who stood by his belief that women should dress modestly. In an appearance on Aap Ki Adalat, he 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 it’s better. 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.”

His last film ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ did decent business at the box office.