One of the biggest names to be accused of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo movement has been Sajid Khan. Not one, but multiple women like Saloni Chopra, Simran Suri, Rachel White and Karishma Upadhyay have opened up on their uncomfortable encounters with the director following which he had to step down from 'Housefull 4'. The latest to join the list is Priyanka Bose, who has worked in films like 'Johnny Gaddaar', 'Love Sex aur Dhokha', 'Guzaarish', 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani', 'Lion', 'Gulaab Gang', among others.
Priyanka, in an interview with a portal, says she was called for an audition via Sajid's assistant who informed beforehand that she needs to be comfortable in a bikini. After the actress reached the venue, the filmmaker entered, and he immediately laid on the sofa. She says the director held his private parts and asked her if he didn't get a 'hard-on' looking at her, how will his audiences get one. The actress left the venue then and there and also stated that she cried on her way back home and it all got 'foggy' for her then. When she confided in her partner, he asked her to quit the industry, but the actor was keen on not giving up and continued her resilience.
Priyanka also opened up on other encounters with celebrities that made her uncomfortable. The actress had featured in 'Gulaab Gang', directed by Soumik Sen, who also has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo movement. About Soumik, she said that he was being 'extra-friendly' with her, and the director was keen to have an extra-martial affair with her, talking about 'milking' the special relationship between actors and directors. Priyanka showed him a picture of her partner and said if she decided to have relationship with someone extra, it won't be him.
In the interview, she also accused Anurag Kashyap of making a sexist comment at her. The actor narrated an incident where the filmmaker, in drunken state, told her at a bar that she should be at home and take care of her baby, who was three-months old then, instead of chilling out.
Priyanka also accused Ally Khan of sexual misconduct. She revealed how the actor had said how 'boring' a party was as she was the only 'p****y'. The actress decided to cut off all ties with him, but when they met the next time, he wondered how her partner was still with her 'because feminists are weird'. He also told her not to 'get all feminist' with him as the only thing he wanted to do was 'nuzzle his face' between her breasts.
Priyanka signed off by saying she had decided that time itself that she wouldn't let the 'monsters' come in the way of living life the way she wanted. She worked on herself, her craft and outlook post these incidents and shares the reason for her speaking up now has been to urge another 24-year-old uncertain of the money to pay the rent or lunch to not be afraid to speak out. Her message to all the powerful men in the industry was to not misuse their power.
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