He didn’t touch me. I guess he was trying to give me gyaan on how I need to be a dumbf*** or laugh at his sexist jokes
The Hush Post | 16:50 | 5-minute read
Director-producer Sajid Khan’s monstrous side has come to the fore. He asked Aahana Kumra, “Will you have sex with a dog if I give you Rs 100 crore?” And this reveltion comes from no one else but actress Aahana Kumra.
The actress has shared details of the traumatic experience of wanting to end her life five years ago. In an interview, she has spoken about her unpleasant experiences with filmmaker Sajid Khan.
Aahana made a mark for herself in Bollywood with “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. In the industry for almost a decade, Aahanae is doing TV shows and web series.
The actress speaks about her horrible experiences with Sajid Khan and Anirban Blah
In an interview with Bombay Times, she has spoken about her horrible experiences with Sajid Khan and Anirban Blah.
Aahana told BT: “People tell you things like, ‘acting ke upar dhyaan mat do. Just take care of your looks.’ These are big directors who have already been outed. Sajid Khan once messaged me, ‘Oh, you can look hot in a bikini also!’ I think it shocked him that I could look good in a bikini.
“This was after our meeting. Talent managers like Anirban Blah speak horribly to aspiring actresses. What is wrong with these men? A handful of directors feel that inhi logon ke paas kaam hai (only they have the power to give people work). Phantom dissolved the company citing various issues, weren’t they aware of what was happening in it?
“We should not pass the buck. We are all responsible. Anirban Blah met me at the lobby of a five-star hotel and said, ‘There’s a room here. Let’s negotiate there.’ I walked out of that meeting because I wasn’t comfortable. It didn’t go down well with me. That’s ‘normal’ conversation he has with women. The day I chatted with him, I was shaken.”
Sajid asked Aahana bizarre question about having sex with a dog
The actress reveals about an encounter with Sajid Khan. She said: “I had a meeting with Sajid Khan about a year ago, knowing the fact that he is a shady guy. I met him and he did the same thing that Saloni (Chopra) has written about him. Same drill — you go to his house, you are escorted to his room which is pretty dark. He makes you watch what he’s watching. He did not make a pass at me, but he said that he wanted to get to know me. “When I asked him why we can’t sit outside, he said his mother was sitting there so why trouble her. I asked him to switch on the lights of the room, which he did. You have to be assertive here. He wanted to chat with me. I told him my mom’s a police officer which I think made him behave.
Some of us are looking for a simple, ‘Sorry’. It’s not about wanting to punish someone by putting him behind bars
“But he still asked me bizarre questions like, ‘Would you have sex with a dog if I gave you `100 crores’? He didn’t touch me. I guess he was trying to give me gyaan on how I need to be a dumbf*** or laugh at his sexist jokes, if I wanted to be a mainstream heroine in his films. He implied that I think too much and that I am too vocal about what I think. Hence, I am not mainstream actress material. Point being, you can meet anyone, but be wise about who you work with.”
The actress said: “I wanted to talk about my experience with Anirban and Sajid earlier, but their stories came out, and though they tried, they couldn’t misbehave with me. Some of us are looking for a simple, ‘Sorry’. It’s not about wanting to punish someone by putting him behind bars. It is about letting people know what he/she did. Those who are guilty should accept it. I read Anirban’s letter and I am glad that at least he accepted it. Also, not all are sleazy. I have worked with a lot of good casting directors, actors and filmmakers, and a lot depends on how you conduct yourself. Your vibe attracts your tribe,” Aahana told BT.