Amidst accusations of sexual harassment, Bollywood director Sajid Khan announced on Twitter on Friday that he has stepped down as director of ‘Housefull 4’. India’s Me Too movement, which began with former actress Tanushree Dutta accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, has now revealed a plethora of names.
Some popular names from the industry including Alok Nath, Anu Malik, Luv Ranjan, Gaurang Doshi, Piyush Mishra, Vikas Bahl, and Subhash Ghai have been named and shamed.
The latest addition to this list is director Sajid Khan. Reacting to the allegations of sexual harassment against the ‘Heyy Babyy’ director, actor Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter on Friday and said, “I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.”
Sajid Khan has been accused by two actresses and a Bollywood journalist. Actress Saloni Chopra in a heart-wrenching blog post revealed the traumatic experience she had with the director. In addition to Saloni Chopra, Bollywood actress Rachel White narrated the sexual harassment she faced during the time of ‘Humshakals’. The actress said,
I stood like an idiot in one corner of the bedroom wondering where to sit and he was on one side on the treadmill. I clearly rem this episode. When he saw me walk in he goes “pls come this side” all smiling . I walk up towards the treadmill . He was directly staring down at me
I was in a white vest and blue denims and still felt I was standing nude with that gaze. What happens next is that he finishes his cardio and walks up to me asking me about my boobs and making that kind of conversation. I didn’t bother to answer to anything.
After that he asks me to strip for him bcoz there were scenes in a bikini and he needed to see how I looked. I replied saying “there are pics of me in bikinis sent to u,I think that should good for u” n wenhe insisted I said “I’m ready to parade ur office in a binkini nt at home
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