Shahrukh Khan: I’m sorry that I am a man!

The Jab Tak Hai Jaan actor apologises to the Delhi rape victim

The victim, who was gang-raped by six men in a moving bus on December 16, was flown to Singapore for treatment on Thursday and breathed her last early Saturday morning.

“I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture”, and “I am so sorry that I am a man”, Shahrukh Khan said on Saturday following the death of the 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist, who was brutally gang-raped and tortured in the national capital.

“(1) We couldn’t save you but what a big voice you have, you brave little girl. That voice is telling us that rape is not an aberration, not a mistake,” Shahrukh tweeted. “(2) Rape embodies sexuality as our culture and society has defined it. I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture. (3) I am so sorry that I am a man. I promise I will fight with your voice. I will respect women so that I gain my daughter’s respect,” added the 47-year-old, father to two children – son Aryan, 15, and daughter Suhana, 12.