#MeToo movement explodes: Sajid Khan steps down as 'Housefull 4' director

Brunilde Fioravanti
Октября 12, 2018

Though it did start off with Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar resurfacing after 10 years, and though many men in the journalism and comedy industry went down, it was doubtful that Bollywood, which is notorious for hiding its shady side would actually take part in the movement.

Director of hit films like "Housefull" and "Heyy Baby", Sajid Khan was earlier accused of sexual misconduct in a chilling post shared by his former assistant director Saloni Chopra. Only recently Aamir Khan chose to walk out of Mogul considering its director Subhash Kapoor is fighting a sexual harassment case by actress Geetika Tyagi. She had met Sajid Khan who during an interview asked her several questions that made her uncomfortable. Later, he stood in front of her with his penis out and blocked her way.

The actress also told that 'it took me years to get over the trauma he put me through.' Saloni added that she was so scared to work with the people around her. Apparently Saloni got a job and Sajid said that she is Director's assistant and not an assistant director. Among other allegations, Ms White said that Mr Khan told her she could get a role in his film (he was casting for 2014 film Humshakals) if she could "seduce him in 5 minutes".

The article further had Saloni sharing that once when she felt infuriated with Sajid calling and texting him at odd hours, he straight away asked him if it was only about sex and if it was, she was ready to give him what he wanted so that he leave her alone after that. She wrote, "I was so exhausted of his behaviour that even my fear of him wasn't enough to shut me up". What happens next is that he finishes his cardio and walks up to me asking me about my boobs and making that kind of conversation. If I didn't pick up I was told it didn't matter to him if I was shitting or showering or having sex, when he called - I had to answer. "You don't even make me hard!" Later he briefly met the media and said: "My lawyer has asked me to not talk to any channel, have to listen to him". I replied saying "there are pics of me in bikinis sent to u, I think that should good for u" n wen he insisted I said "I'm ready to parade ur office in a bikini nt at home". Starting with director Sajid Khan, Saloni Chopra said in 2011, when she just had moved to India and wanted to learn about film-making, she met the Housefull for a job interview.

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