The #MeToo movement has taken the country by storm ever since actress Tanushree Dutta levied charges of sexual harassment on Nana Patekar. Her fearless act gave strength to many and soon several eminent Bollywood celebs such as Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Karim Morani and many others came under the scanner for their alleged sexual misconduct.
Recently assistant director Saloni Chopra accused director Sajid Khan of alleged sexual assault and soon Sajid was made to step down as the director of ‘Housefull 4’. He took to Twitter and requested everyone to not pass any judgment till the ‘truth is out’.
He tweeted, ‘In the wake of the allegations against me & the pressure being put on my family, my producer n the stars of my film Houseful4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post….”
Furthermore, Sajid’s sister, Farah Khan, condemned her brother’s actions and promised to stand by the truth as she wrote, “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 behaviour and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt.”
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
But now a throwback video of Sajid where he is seen saying, “I have been in and out of so many relationships that I have learnt…I was a big dog in my 20s…bada kameena aadmi tha… I have broken a lot of hearts, I have lied, I have cheated, I have deceived, like most of the guys do…but I was on television, I was getting successful, I was getting brashier, I was treating women very badly….All the nice girls in my life I have treated badly.”
You can check out his entire interview here:
At present Sajid Khan has been summoned by Indian Film & Directors Association (IFTDA) for an explanation on the sexual allegations levied against him.