New Delhi: Filmmaker Sajid Khan is a part of the ongoing reality show ‘Bigg Boss 16’ and the makers of the show have received huge backlash for his participation as the director is a #MeToo accused. The director was accused of sexual misconduct by nine women during the MeToo movement in 2018. Many celebrities including Sona Mahapatra, Uorfi Javed, Mandana Karimi, Devoleena Bhattacharjee have expressed their anger over the same.
Now, Sherlyn Chopra is the latest celebrity to speak up in this matter. She took to Twitter and shared an article, and said that “It’s High Time That Salman Khan Takes A Stand.”
Right next to a link, Sherlyn wrote on Twitter: “He had flashed his private part at me & asked me to rate it on a scale of 0 to 10. I’d like to enter into the house of Big Boss & give him the rating! Let India watch how a survivor deals with her molester! Pls take a stand! @BeingSalmanKhan.”
She also added, “If Sajid would have done this with someone close to Salman Khan, would he have allowed the molester to enter into the house of Big Boss??? What about the pain & sorrow of all those women who have dared to share on public platforms about their dreadful, shocking experiences with Sajid.”
Earlier on Monday, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal wrote to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur demanding the ouster of Sajid Khan from ‘Bigg Boss 16’
“Ten women had accused Sajid Khan of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement. All these complaints show the disgusting mentality of Sajid. Now, this man has been given a place in Bigg Boss, which is wrong. I have written to @ianuragthakur to have Sajid Khan removed from this show,” Maliwal said in a tweet in Hindi on Monday.
A petition has been also launched online to remove him from the show.
Former Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi, who was one of the women who accused Sajid, decided to end her association with Bollywood after Sajid became part of the show.
Sajid has been accused of sexual assault allegations which include flashing his private parts at parties, asking female actors to send him their nude pictures as part of the casting process, and watching porn in front of women.