Indian filmmaker Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by a series of women at the workplace including Rachel White, Karishma Upadhyay, Simran Suri and Saloni Chopra, was suspended by the Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) for one year.
The verdict was passed after Khan appeared before the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up by the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) on October 31, where the allegations against him were investigated.
However, recently, actress Tamannaah Bhatia who has worked with the director in films such as 'Himmatwala' and 'Humshakals' came in support of him and claimed that he did not behave 'inappropriately' with her during the shoot.
Speaking to a leading daily, Bhatia stated that it has always been about the script for her and the kind of film that she is working on. She further added that films that she did with Sajid never did work at the box office, but he still did not 'misbehave' with her and she felt completely comfortable with him.
After Sajid Khan stepped down as the director of 'Housefull 3' and IFTDA suspended him for a year, the filmmaker took to Twitter and released a statement.
Here's his statement,
"In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film ‘Housefull 4’, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth.. Request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out."
Previously, the 'Luka Chuppi' actress Kriti Sanon had reacted to allegations of sexual harassment against Khan and said, "It was weird to be on set with all that going on. Someone else directing us suddenly in the middle of the film. But I give it to producer Sajid Nadiadwala sir, he took certain decisions and handled it very well. We didn't stop shooting for more than two days,"
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