MeToo movement swallowed its first big fish in form of renowned Bollywood celebrity. Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) sent a strong signal that it will not tolerate any exploitation of women by those in the film and television industries by suspending Sajid Khan for one year after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.
Filmmaker Sajid Khan landed in huge trouble when even actresses like Lara Dutta, Dia Mirza and Bipasha Basu accused him of misbehaving with this female colleague in the sets. Trouble started brewing the moment actresses Rachel White, Saloni Chopra and journalist Karisma Upadhyay shared their ordeal with Sajid Khan. Ashoke Pandit, IFTDA president said the committee after investigating the complaints as per the POSH act, decided to act against the unwelcome sexual behaviour, unwarranted contact, advances, sexual favour demands and misuse of power by Sajid Khan.
He said Sajid Khan, despite given an opportunity to come clear, did not give any response, defence or explanation, even after receiving show cause notice in the month of October.
Sajid denied all the allegations and claimed that the MeToo allegations tarnished his image. Sajid Khan is facing a police case and Court case on him in MeToo movement.