Filmmaker Sajid Khan expressed he is stepping down as director of “Housefull 4” amid allegations he indulged in sexual misconduct with multiple women. At least two actresses and a female journalist came out about their unpleasant experiences with Sajid on social media on Thursday in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
In response, Sajid wrote on Twitter: “In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film ‘Houseful4’, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth… I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out.”
Housefull and Heyy Baby director Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual misconduct in a chilling post shared by his former assistant director Saloni Chopra. She has narrated an account of being repeatedly harassed and being subjected to misbehavior and abuse by Sajid Khan. She shared how he called her at odd hours and asked her to send bikini photos. He touched her inappropriately and passed indecent comments about her. Her harrowing account has left Twitterati and social media users seething with anger.
After Saloni, two more women have spoken out against grave sexual misconduct by Sajid Khan. A senior journalist has accused Sajid Khan of misconduct.