#MeToo: Sajid Khan accused of horrific sexual assault by former assistant director

Angelo Anderson
October 12, 2018

"This is something that requires stringent action", Kumar said.

After reading the shocking allegations against the filmmaker, Twinkle Khanna said that she was "appalled" and horrified.

Akshay on Friday shared a statement on Twitter, saying he will "not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve".

Sajid, who was directing "Housefull 4", has now stepped down from his post and has asked people not to pass judgements until the truth is out. "This can not go on". I've requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation.

After completing the Rajasthan schedule of the film, the team returned to Mumbai.

Twinkle Khanna, Akshay's wife and author, also took to Twitter to express that strict stance needs to be taken by Houseful 4 team. Speaking about the mental and physical torture which she had faced while working with Sajid Khan, Saloni Chopra in her long blog said that she is finally sharing her #MeToo story after being quiet for so many years. "After that he asks me to strip for him bcoz there were scenes in a bikini and he needed to see how I looked". Earlier this week, Ms Dutta filed an FIR against Mr Patekar at Mumbai's Oshiwara Police Station. Sajid Khan also directed the first two installments of the film.

When Saloni Chopra first got interviewed for the job of an AD (Assistant Director) for Sajid Khan's film, the man asked her about her sexual experience, of she's ever been sexually abused or she will ever get a breast job.

What is sad is that some of the big news establishments that Chopra tried to reach wanted a bigger name to narrate her story.

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. Only recently Aamir Khan made a decision to walk out of Mogul considering its director Subhash Kapoor is fighting a sexual harassment case by actress Geetika Tyagi. Journalist Karishma Upadhyay and actor Rachel White too levelled accusations against Khan. 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".

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