The Me Too movement in Bollywood left many of us shocked as several well-known people’s name made it to the alleged offender’s list. Choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan’s brother Sajid Khan‘s name too made it to that list after several women including Rachel White, Karishma Upadhyay, Simran Suri and Saloni Chopra accused him of sexual misconduct.
In the latest development, Sajid Khan has been suspended by the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) for one year. As per a report in Times of India, the filmmaker appeared before the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up by the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA). However, he didn’t defend himself or made any explanation regarding the complaints filed against him.
Sajid, however, agreed that his behaviour towards men and women might have been impolite but also said that he never had any sexual relationship with any women without their consent. After ICC’s submitted its report IFTDA has suspended Sajid Khan’s membership for one year and it will be reviewed again after completion of one year.
After sexual harassment allegations were made against Sajid Khan, he was dropped as the director of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Housefull 4’. He was replaced by director Farhad Samji.
Hope such actions taken by IFTDA sets out the right example and everyone out there knows that such uncalled for behaviour of anyone will never go unpunished.
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