Ali Fazal Calls For Removal Of Sajid Khan From Bigg Boss Amid Controversy

Ali Fazal on Sajid Khan
Actor Ali Fazal has called for filmmaker Sajid Khan to be removed from the reality show Bigg Boss, making him one of the few prominent Bollywood personalities to have spoken out against the disgraced director.

Social media has been brimming with outrage ever since filmmaker Sajid Khan was revealed to be a participant in the latest season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss. The filmmaker, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement in India, is now in the midst of a career comeback. Multiple women had accused the director of inappropriate behaviour, including gaslighting, assault, and harassment.

Ali Fazal On Sajid Khan

On Monday, Ali Fazal took to Instagram stories and shared a graphic of Sajid’s photo being lit on fire by a person with #MeToo written on their arm. He captioned his post, “Evict Sajid Khan from Bigg Boss now.”

Most recently, Bhojpuri actor Rani Chatterjee said that Sajid made inappropriate comments at her during an audition.

“I got scared when he asked me to tell him about my breast size. Don’t be shy, do you have a boyfriend or not? How often do you have sex? I got uncomfortable and asked him, ‘what is all this conversation?’ He thought I would do him a favour, but I immediately left. He even tried to touch me inappropriately,” Chatterjee added.

Several industry professionals including Singer Sona Mohapatra have called for the removal of Khan from the show. Mohapatra had previously alleged that she was harassed by music composer Anu Malik.

Meanwhile, Fazal recently married to his long-time girlfriend actor Richa Chaddha. The couple celebrated their union earlier this month with a grand reception in Mumbai. Fazal is best known for the Fukrey films and the crime web series Mirzapur. He also appeared in Hollywood films and more prominently is known for his roles in Victoria & Abdul and Death on the Nile.

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