Me Too: IFTDA bans Sajid Khan for one year post sexual harassment allegations against him

Filmmaker Sajid Khan, who had earlier been suspect of harassment by the variety of girls – Rachel White, Karishma Upadhyay, Simran Suri, and Saloni Chopra – has been suspended for one year by IFTDA. The Me Too movement had risen from the ashes in India once Tanushree Dutta recalled an alleged harassment incident with Nana Patekar on the sets of Horn Ok Please (2009). Post Tanushree’s confession, several celebrities have moved with their own Me Too stories. Allegations are procured against known personalities like Alok Nath and Rajat Kapoor. Former Housefull 4 director Sajid Khan had been suspected of harassment by a bevy of women as well as Rachel White, Karishma Upadhyay, Simran Suri, and Saloni Chopra.

It was on October 31 that Sajid had united to look before the inner Complaints Committee (ICC) found out by the Indian Film and tv Directors’ Association (IFTDA), wherever the allegations against him were investigated. Per the days of India, once Sajid appeared before the Interstate Commerce Commission, the filmmaker failed to provide a proof, response or defense to the allegations against him. Whereas he admitted that his behavior and language towards ladies and men are discourteous, he failed to settle for that he has sexually maltreated the complainants. He additionally accepted that he has had sexual relations with ladies, however with their consent.

Following ICC’s recommendation, IFTDA has suspended Sajid’s membership for one year and this can be reviewed once more, once a year. A copy of the letter was sent to Sajid recently.

Talking regarding the IFTDA ban on Sajid for one year, Ashoke Pandit (President of IFTDA) shared with TOI, “By suspending Sajid for a year, we’ve solely tried to place forth a word that there’s redressal as long as you have got the bravery to talk up and convey out the whole truth, better late than never.”