Sister Farah Khan took to Twitter to react to the #MeToo allegations against brother Sajid Khan. The choreographer-director said her family is “heartbroken” after the sexual harassment allegations have surfaced against her brother Sajid. Farah further said, “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.”
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.
— TheFarahKhan (@TheFarahKhan) October 12, 2018
Ever since the movement took Bollywood by storm, this is the first time that one of the women in the lives of those accused in #MeToo has spoken out.
As per reports, Sajid Khan has stepped down as the director of the upcoming instalment of the ‘Housefull’ after actor Akshay Kumar urged the producers to cancel the shoot until further investigations. The film was to be directed by Sajid Khan and it also features Nana Patekar.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
“Akshay is known to be a disciplinarian and has never cancelled a shoot in his 28-year career. This is the first time that he has decided to cancel a shoot, perhaps because the #MeToo movement just cannot be ignored. The allegations made against Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar are both serious and grave in nature,” a source informed Hindustan Times.
Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual misconduct by actor Saloni Chopra and a journalist. Khan has posted on Twitter that he was taking the “moral responsibility” to step down from the position of the director until he can “allay the allegations and prove the truth.”
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
“In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film ‘Housefull 4’, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth. Request my friend in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out,” he said.