Bipasha Basu, who had back in 2014 refused to promote her film Humshakals accusing director Sajid Khan of sexism and harassment, has now spoken out against the filmmaker again. In an interview to Indian Express, she said:
"I am glad that women are speaking up about the atrocities of these men with power and clout. It was just his general attitude towards women that would disturb me. He cracked lewd jokes openly and was pretty rude to all girls. (Though) never ever did the same with me. I had sworn never to work in a humiliating environment for women ever again after Humshakals. Everyone knows I dissociated from the film for exactly this reason. I made it loud and clear." - Bipasha Basu, Actor
Saif Ali Khan, who also starred in Humshakals, told Times of India that he had not noticed anything like Bipasha said on the sets, but that it’s important to listen to everything before reacting to it. He lauded the women talking about harassment and said he hoped the #MeToo movement would change the general attitude towards woman.
Director and singer Farhan Akhtar, who is first cousins with Sajid and Farah Khan also took to Twitter to express his views on the allegations.
I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 12, 2018
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.
Riteish Deshmush and Akshay Kumar have decided to support the #MeToo movement that led to Sajid disassociating himself from Housefull 4.
Director Farah Khan has finally put out a statement on Twitter, after multiple accusations of sexual harassment against brother, Housefull director Sajid Khan came to light.
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
"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, Director
Sajid Khan has been accused of multiple counts of sexual harassment by model-actor Saloni Chopra, journalist Karishma Upadhyay and actor Rachel White.
(Inputs: Times of India)
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