Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal
Indian Model Paula has accused filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexually harassing her under the pretense of getting her a role in Housefull.
Back in 2018, Filmmaker Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three women during the #MeToo movement in the country, and on Wednesday Paula penned a note in which she said that she was abused by Sajid Khan at the age of 17.
Paula wrote, “When #MeToo movement started, a lot of people spoke about Sajid Khan but I did not dare to because like every other actor who has no godfather and had to earn for a family I kept quiet. Now I don’t have my parents with me. I’m earning for myself. I can dare to tell that I have been harassed by Sajid Khan at the age of 17”.
She further said that when she was called in by the director for the audition, he misbehaved with her. she stated, “He spoke dirty to me. He tried to touch me. He even told me to strip in front of him just to get a role in his upcoming Housefull movie. “
Paula said that she did wrong but not speaking about it earlier but has now realized that it had affected her so badly as a child that she chose not to speak.
She also said that such people should be behind bars for casting couch and for ” manipulating and stealing away your dreams.”She wrote “I did not stop! But the wrong I did was not to speak about it! “
During the 2018 #Metoo Movement, Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three members of the film fraternity as well as by a journalist. Lipstick Under My Burkha actor Aahana Kumra had also alleged that though Khan did not touch her he had asked her inappropriate questions when she had caught up with him for work.
However Sajid Khan has remained silent about the accusations. Since Then the filmmaker has made very rare public appearances.