Sajid Khan exits from 'Housefull 4' over sexual allegations
Mumbai: #MeToo movement in India has picked up pace with more people coming out to share their tormented experiences on this platform. It is a devastating fact that mostly the complaints are made against influential people mainly Politicians, Journalists, Judges, Writers, Comedian and chiefly from Bollywood.
Among many celebrities who have been accused of sexual harassment (Rajat Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Kailash Kher, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Subhash Ghai ) filmmaker Sajid Khan's name is the latest to this list for his indecent behaviour.
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Three women-actresses Rachel White, Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay have levelled allegations against him for his sexual advances and molestation. They have accused him of inappropriate behaviour as the filmmaker is said to pull his p***s out and instruct them to strip for him.
Sajid's sister Farah Khan has also came out on social media to condemn such sexual misconduct, joined by Akshay Kumar who pulled off from the shooting of 'Housefull 4' in relation of filmmaker sajid's involvement in sexual harassments.
This is a heartbreaking time for my family.We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for.I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 12, 2018
Akshay urged producers of the film to cancel the shoot till further investigation against Sajid.
With in few minutes of Akshay's post Sajid responded on twitter stating that he is stepping down as the director of the film till the time he can allay the allegations and prove the truth.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Interestingly, 'Housefull 4' also stars another accused of sexual harassment Nana Patekar, who has been accused by Tanushree Dutta after 10 years for sexual harassment on the sets of movie 'Horn Ok Please'.
Tanushree can be called the 'Flag Bearer' of #MeToo movement in Indian film Industry.