Lipstick Beneath My Burkha actor Aahana Kumra has accused Bollywood director Sajid Khan of indecent behaviour. Her accusations come after 4 ladies accused him of sexual harassment ultimate month as a part of the #MeToo motion in India.
Aahana mentioned in an interview to The Instances of India that whilst Sajid by no means touched her, he did name her to his area and his room and requested her irrelevant questions. “I had a gathering with Sajid Khan a couple of yr in the past, figuring out the truth that he’s a shady man. I met him and he did the similar factor that Saloni (Chopra) has written about him. Similar drill — you move to his area, you’re escorted to his room which is beautiful darkish. He makes you watch what he’s observing,” she mentioned.
Aahana says that she used to be assertive in how she spoke back to him and let him know that her mom used to be a police girl. “However he nonetheless requested me extraordinary questions like, ‘Would you have got s*x with a canine if I gave you Rs 100 crores’? He didn’t contact me,” she added.
Sajid has been accused of sexual harassment via 3 actors and a journalist. He has since stepped down from his place because the director of Housefull 4. The movie’s lead actor Akshay Kumar additionally tweeted that he would now not paintings with ‘any confirmed offenders and all those that were subjugated to harassment must be heard and given the justice they deserve’. The movie’s shoot has additionally been suspended since.
In her interview, Aahana additionally accused casting director Anirban Blah of creating sexual advances against her. He has additionally been accused of sexual harassment via 4 ladies.
“Anirban Blah met me on the foyer of a 5 famous person resort and mentioned, ‘There’s a room right here. Let’s negotiate there.’ I walked out of that assembly as a result of I wasn’t at ease. It didn’t move down smartly with me. That’s ‘customary’ dialog he has with ladies. The day I chatted with him, I used to be shaken,” she mentioned.
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Then again, Aahana says the aim at the back of taking names isn’t to punish the perpetrators. “I learn Anirban’s letter and I’m satisfied that no less than he permitted it,” she mentioned. In step with information reviews, Anirban had attempted to dedicate suicide after the accusations in opposition to him or even despatched a suicide notice to a journalist. “With out seeking to justify any of my movements, I simply wish to say that I’ve attempted to be the most efficient particular person I will be able to be. I didn’t have the energy to deal with what took place to me as a kid in a wholesome manner. I by no means used to be ready to split s*x from energy, to make it part of love, and someplace alongside the way in which one a part of me become a monster,” it had learn.
The #MeToo motion in India used to be sparked via Tanushree Dutta’s allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to actor Nana Patekar. Therefore, a number of ladies—actors, reporters and pros—took to social media to discuss place of job harassment. Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl, Subash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor, and lots of extra had been named as sexual harassers.
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