Sajid Khan’s sister, filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan has addressed the controversy that her brother has embroiled himself in as the director has been accused of sexually harassing several women. In a fell tweet, Farah said that it is a “heartbreaking time” for her family and that Sajid will have to compensate if at all he has “behaved in this manner”.
Farah, most certainly, doesn’t “endorse this behavior” and assured support to the women who have been “hurt”. Actress Saloni Chopra accused Sajid of behaving inappropriately with her while she was working with him. Apart from Saloni, a senior journalist has also revealed that the filmmaker had “exposed himself and forcefully kissed her” during an interview.
Read Farah’s tweet:
This is a heartbreaking time for my family.We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for.I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 12, 2018
Earlier today, Sajid expounded his “moral responsibility” in a statement as he announced his decision of “stepping down” as the director of his upcoming film Housefull 4 until the charges are “allayed” by him.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Farhan Akhtar, as well, expressed his disappointment on Twitter after “reading stories about Sajid’s behavior”.
I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 12, 2018
In the meantime, Akshay Kumar, who stars in a principal role in Housefull 4, cancelled shoot that was scheduled for today so as to express support to the #MeToo movement in India. Apart from being directed by Sajid, Housefull 4 co-stars Nana Patekar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta.