#MeToo: IFTDA sends notice to Sajid Khan, asks for 'explanation for offensive behaviour'

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 17, 2018, 07.36 AM(IST)

Sajid Khan (Source: Twitter/ @SimplySajidK) Photograph:( Twitter )

Director Sajid Khan now faces more trouble as IFTDA (Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association) takes note of his sexual harassment allegations and has, in turn, sent a notice to him. This is after at least three women accused Sajid of sexual harassment. 
 
In the notice, IFTDA has warned Sajid of abusing his power as a director of films ‘Humshakals’ and ‘Himmatwala’ in order to outrage the modesty of women. The notice states: “Your lewd and obscene actions have brought disrepute to Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association. We, therefore, want an explanation from you for such offensive behaviour within seven days of the receipt of the notice for further action as per the rules and regulations. In case of no reply, ex parte decision would be taken.”

Also read: #MeToo: I was told by all not to say anything to Sajid Khan, says Bipasha Basu
 
In the past too, Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA has made it clear that he stands in support of the harassment survivors. 
 
Sajid has had to face public shaming ever since harassment stories of these women came out. He has now resigned from his upcoming film ‘Housefull 4.’ Sajid has been replaced by Farhad Samji for the multi-starrer comedy which is led by Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbhanda, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh.
 
The film also lost another actor to harassment charges, Nana Patekar who was named by Tanushree Dutta.