A video clip has emerged where actor Jim Sarbh is heard making a joke about sexual violence and Kangana Ranaut is seen laughing at it. After widespread condemnation, Jim has clarified that he was acting parts of a play and not making a joke.
Here's the clip from Spotboye.com:
In a video that surfaced late Thursday, Jim is heard saying, “I’d rather be raped by 12 prostitutes than touch alcohol and the Punjabi says ‘Me too, I didn’t know that was an option.” As Jim completes his ‘joke’, Kangana Ranaut is seen cracking up along with the rest of the party. The video appears to be from an after-party at Cannes; both Jim and Kangana represented a liquor brand at the prestigious film festival.
Kangana Ranaut has not commented on the issue yet.
The actor has now said that his comments have been taken out of context. He maintained that the video was part of a play he was enacting that happens to be a dark satire. Jim later said in a statement to Hindustan Times that his comments were taken out of context. “It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context. I do not now nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence. This has been picked out of context without a prelude where I am actually enacting parts of a play which is a dark satire.”
What are your thoughts after watching the clip?