The Hush Post|12:00 pm|1-min-read
The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) has suspended filmmaker Sajid Khan for one year after complaints of sexual harassment against him.
The 48-year-old was accused of sexual harassment by actress Rachel White, journalist Karishma Upadhyay and assistant director Saloni Chopra.
Ashoke Pandit, the IFTDA president said, “The committee investigated the complaints in the spirit of POSH Act. The allegations in the complaints are serious instances of sexual harassment and abuse of power by Sajid Khan.
They also stated that even after an opportunity was given to put forth his defense, Sajid didn’t give any explanation. Further, Mr. Sajid had not accepted the sexual harassment of the complainants. Moreover, he said that his behaviour and language was impolite, he had been rude and used abusive language with his friends which included boys and girls. He admitted that he had sexual relations with girls but with their consent.”
Sajid stepped down as the director of upcoming comedy-drama ‘Housefull 4’ after the allegations and was replaced by Farhad Samji. Also, actors Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar stood by the victims and did not support Sajid.