It seems like the #MeToo movement in Bollywood is in full swing as more and more women stepping up and sharing their horrifying experiences.
Recently, director Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual harassment by three different women. The names include actor Rachel White, assistant director Saloni Chopra and a journalist Karishma Upadhyay.
Now,Sajid Khan‘s sister, filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan has come out in open to talk about this.
She took to Twitter and 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 behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt.”
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
Earlier, Farhan Akhtar also tweeted in the matter. He wrote that he is shocked and disappointed to hear about the serious allegations made against Sajid.
I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Sajid has stepped down as the director of Housefull 4 which stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh among others in lead roles.
The director’s statement came after Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to say, “I have requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation. I will not work with any proven offenders, and all those who have been subjected to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve.”
Several Bollywood personalities such as directors Subhash Ghai, Vikas Bahl and Rajat Kapoor, actors such as Alok Nath and singers such as Kailash Kher and Abhijeet have been named in India’s #MeToo movement.