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#MeToo: Multiple women accuse Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct

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

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 12, 2018, 09.54 AM (IST)

Filmmaker Sajid Khan is latest to join the list of people accused of sexual harassment and abuse as part of India’s #MeToo movement that has shamed many Bollywood bigwigs. 
 
In an explosive post on Twitter, former assistant director Saloni Chopra recounted her chilling experience with Sajid. She revealed how she was repeatedly harassed, subjected to misbehaviour and abuse by the director. He would call at odd hours and ask for bikini pictures, remembers Saloni in her lengthy post. 
 
She wrote: “For months, he mentally abused me and I would cry myself to sleep every night. He’d tell me I wasn’t sexy enough to be an actress. I didn’t have it in me, I didn’t have the ‘oomph’ factor. I talked too much. I didn’t sit properly. I wasn’t alluring or girly enough. Said he wanted to take me under his wing and make me an actress. Cast me in his next movie, but only if I was prepared for it. A part of me wanted it so bad that I kept working for him, and excusing his behaviour whenever I could.” 
 
She added, “He’d say horrible, horrible things about his supposed girlfriend at the time, who also happened to be one of the kindest, nicest women I’d ever met in the industry. I wondered why she was with a man like that. He’d gloat about how he made her who she is today, and he could train me too. Then he’d go onto describe their sex life in ways I didn’t need to know, and also remind me about his one vagina problem. He’d talk about his dick and how big it apparently is and his sexual needs. He would ask me to touch his dick and get irritated with me when I said I didn’t want to.” 

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After Saloni came out with her #MeToo story, many others started writing in support and shared their own harassment stories at the hands of ‘Housefull’ director. After Saloni, a senior journalist accused Sajid of misconduct. She said that in early 2000s when she went to interview him, he talked about how large his penis is and how he knew how to satisfy a woman. He also allegedly flashed his penis and he forced his tongue down her throat.  

Another actress-model, Rachel White also shared her story and said that she too was called at home by him. She went because he told her he lives with his mother. At his home, Sajid allegedly asked her to strip as he wanted to see how she looks in a bikini. He told her if she could seduce him in 5 mins, the role was hers.

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In an explosive post on Twitter, former assistant director Saloni Chopra recounted her chilling experience with Sajid. She revealed how she was repeatedly harassed, subjected to misbehaviour and abuse by the director. He would call at odd hours and ask for bikini pictures, remembers Saloni in her lengthy post. Several others have come forward with their #MeToo stories concerning Sajid Khan.