Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Heartbreaking time for family: Farah on Sajid's #MeToo cases

Heartbreaking time for family: Farah on Sajid's #MeToo cases

The film journalist, who had corroborated Tanushree Dutta's allegations against actor Nana Patekar, said, "One can not imagine how high the stakes are for these actresses if they decide to speak out. Thru the interview he talked about how large his penis is & how he knew how to satisfy a woman", she wrote.

Rachel White, who has worked in film Ungli and had auditioned for Humshakal, directed by Sajid Khan, says the filmmaker called her to his house and misbehaved, asking her to strip. "I takes so much of courage to go against your loved ones and family members in public discourse. salute for that. but make sure a fair investigation take place to the caste & justice and truth may prevail". "This is the first time that he has chose to cancel a shoot, perhaps because the #Metoo movement just can not be ignored.The allegations made against Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar are both serious and grave in nature". Stay with him. Maybe he'll ask me to touch myself in front of him, maybe he'll want to record it. But nothing of that sort happened with me. "I will go for defamation certainly".

Farhan Akhtar too spoke out on Twitter and said, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour". I walk up towards the treadmill.

Times of India reports that Patekar exited the film after having been under intense scrutiny since Tanushree Dutta reiterated her 2008 accusation of being sexually harassed by the senior actor on the sets of Horn OK Pleassss. He tweeted saying, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour".

Sajid Khan, who was directing Housefull 4 has stepped down since the allegations came out and tweeted, "I must take moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post".

Twitter too blasted on Sajid for his behaviour.

In a tweet, Sajid released a statement saying that he would be stepping down as the director because of the recent allegations against him as it has put a lot of pressure on him. "I got up to leave immediately only to find him blocking the way out".

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