Sajid Khan was confirmed as a contestant on Bigg Boss 16, hosted by Salman Khan, on October 1. However, news of his participation in the show has been circulating on the Internet and several netizens have criticized the show for the same.
Sajid Khan, since 2018, has been accused of sexual misconduct by several colleagues. Reacting to his involvement in Bigg Boss, one user wrote: “I prefer boring seasons like BB9, BB12, BB14, BB15 than a season full of criminals. #MeToo defendants are gaining platform while victims are shunned.”
As many as nine women have reportedly accused Khan of harassment. Incidents of him showing off his private parts, him asking actors to audition in his room, and other inappropriate questions have come to light. Actors Ahana Kumar, Simran Suri, Mandana Karmi and others are among the women who have filed accusations against him.
What further irritated fans was Sajid Khan’s attempt to whitewash his image on the show and the fact that others were being complicit in his efforts. Sajid talked about how he became arrogant after the success of Housefull, but no one mentioned the accusations against him that caused a huge backlash.
Sajid Khan’s sexual misconducts
It was Sajid Khan’s then assistant, Saloni Chopra, who first spoke out against him. In a lengthy blog, she had mentioned that she was being harassed. She also reportedly mentioned that he wanted to touch her private parts.
Actress Rachel, who she saw in Ungli, said that Sajid Khan called her at her house for her auditions and asked her to come directly to her room. She was asked to undress for Sajid.
Mandana Karimi, in an interview, would have confessed that Sajid Khan had asked him to take off her clothes during the Humshakals auditions.
Aahana Kumra has alleged that Sajid Khan had asked her uncomfortable questions. Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Aahana Kumra also claimed that Sajid Khan was weird when she went for the interview. In an interview, Sajid had asked Aahana, “Would you have sex with a dog if I gave you 100 million rupees?”
Karishma is a journalist and took to social media to share Sajid Khan’s harassment. Karishma said that he showed the private part of him (penis) during the course of an interview.
Indian model Paula
Indian model Paula reportedly said that Sajid Khan had asked her to take off her clothes and touched her inappropriately.
Simran said that Sajid wanted to audition for Himmatwala and called her at her house. He asked her to undress. When she refused, he yelled, ‘I’m a director.’ I will have to see your body. Simran claimed that Sajid pulled down her blouse and when she screamed, he asked her to lower her voice. Then, she immediately left her house.
Jiah Khan’s sister recently spoke out about the sexual harassment the latter actor faced when he was young from Sajid Khan. She asked Jiah to take off her blouse and bra. “She didn’t know what to do, she said filming hasn’t started yet and this is happening. She came home and cried,” Karishma, Jiah’s sister, said.
Sherlyn Chopra had spoken out against the filmmaker at the time and in a tweet recounted an incident from 2005, when she said that Sajid exposed his private parts and asked her to “touch” him.
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