He says, `To me what is most disturbing is that a lady who has worked with me has been questioned and somewhere down the line has not been shown the respect that I show her, or to all women.
I think it is disrespectful and I am extremely sorry about that, sorry means not because of the things that I have done but because she is a friend.
Khan considers her extremely 'close to his heart'... She was a little girl who started her Miss World crowning with me. We have shared some of the nicest moments onscreen and off it. It is extremely unfortunate for me, you know, a friendship gets a little spoilt.`