Published On : Fri, Oct 12th, 2018

Director Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment by 2 women

Director Sajid Khan, one among Bollywood’s top brass, has been accused of sexual harassment by at least two women, even as the #MeToo movement gained momentum across the country.

Model-actor Saloni Chopra, in a long post on Medium, leveled allegations on Khan, apart from also naming Vikas Bahl and Zain Durrani.

According to Chopra’s post, her ordeal with Khan dates back to 2011, when she was working as an assistant director. She recounted multiple instances of sexual, mental and emotional abuse by Khan, where he allegedly forced her to send him photos of herself in a bikini, also called her late into the night under the pretense of work.

The second person to accuse Khan of sexual harassment was Karishma Upadhyay, a journalist who writes for Firstpost, among other publications.

She shared an alleged incident of Khan sexually assaulting her whilst an interview. Khan allegedly exposed himself to her during an interview, forcibly kissed her and did not allow her to leave.

Sajid Khan is only the latest to join the long list of people being accused of sexual harassment in Bollywood.