#MeToo movement has sparked a row of sexual harassment allegations against many celebrated personalities from the Bollywood fraternity. Adding to the long list of names, Sajid Khan has also been titled to this misconduct recently. Sajid’s sister and filmmaker Farah Khan on Friday expressed that the sexual harassment allegations against her brother are ‘heartbreaking’.
The ‘Happy New Year’ director shared to Twitter that she completely stands in solidarity with any woman who has faced harassment.
Farah tweeted, “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 behaviour and stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt."
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
Taking to Twitter, a journalist had revealed her horrifying experience of being sexually harassed by Khan in the early 2000s. She went on to narrate her ordeal and alleged that throughout her first-ever interview with Sajid, he continued to talk inappropriately. Even after a few years, when they reunited for yet another project at MTV, Khan had allegedly said something to her which she will 'never forget'.
Soon after the #MeToo allegation against Bollywood's one of the most prominent directors made the social media going bonkers, another journalist, named Saloni Chopra came out with her awful allegations against Khan which she had chosen to let go of for years.
Sajid's cousin, actor Farhan Akhtar, who has been a vocal supporter of #MeToo movement, said allegations against the filmmaker were shocking.
"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," he tweeted.
I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 12, 2018
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.