Sajid Khan says sorry to IFTDA for causing them embarrassment, denies allegations of sexual harassment

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 02, 2018, 09:04 AM IST

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Khan was responding to a show-cause notice sent by IFTDA.

Filmmaker Sajid Khan, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in the ongoing #MeToo movement, has issued an apology to the Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) for causing embarrassment to the Film body. 

Khan was responding to a show-cause notice sent by IFTDA. The filmmaker denied the allegations that have been levied upon him and stated that how they had deeply harmed his professional and personal life. 

He requested the film body to listen to his side of the story without any bias. 

According to media reports, the Internal Complaints Committee of IFTDA has called a meeting with Sajid Khan to discuss the matter.
Sajid is facing sexual harassment allegations from four women including actress Saloni Chopra, model Rachel White, and journalist Karishma Upadhyay. 

The film body had issued the notice to the director in the second week of October demanding an explanation from him on his behaviour. 

In a letter, IFTDA had said "Your lewd and obscene actions have brought disrepute to Indian Film and Television Directors' Association. 

"We, therefore, want an explanation from you for such offensive behaviour within seven days of receipt of the notice for further action as per the rules and regulations," said the letter, signed by IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit.

Following the allegations, Sajid Khan stepped down as director of 'Housefull 4'