24/06/2016 12:25 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Salman Khan Jokingly Heeds Public Opinion, Says The Less He Speaks The Better

FILE- In this Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Bollywood actor Salman Khan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Mumbai, India. An appeal court acquitted Khan on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in a drunken-driving hit-and-run case from more than a decade ago saying that prosecutors had failed to prove charges accusing Khan of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one of them. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

MADRID -- Superstar Salman Khan today chose to keep mum on the "rape remark" controversy and jokingly said he should talk less as these days whatever he says gets misinterpreted.

The 50-year-old actor had courted controversy after he compared himself to a raped woman in an interview when quizzed about the gruelling shooting of his upcoming film Sultan, drawing sharp reactions from all quarters.

"I will not take much time because nowadays the less I speak the better it is," said Khan in a jovial mood here while addressing the inauguration of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.

The actor is yet to apologise for his comments despite many political parties and National Commission for Women (NCW) demanded a public apology for his rape remarks.

At IIFA, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star is perform at the gala night.

The award ceremony, which has travelled to several continents over the past 17 years, will mark its 17th edition this year in the European city, which is hosting the three-day event.

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