New Delhi, Oct 12: Newer names emerged Thursday in the #MeToo movement as actor Saloni Chopra accused director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment while she worked with him as an assistant.
In her long post for Medium, Saloni has claimed that Sajid used to tell her how unattractive she was and how she didn’t have in her things needed to be an actress. She also alleged that the filmmaker used to tell her how his sex life with his then-girlfriend was so good. She also revealed the incident when Sajid asked her to lift up the skirt of an actress he was working with and when the actress herself complied to his demand, he told her how she didn’t have a** of an actress.
The article further had Saloni sharing that once when she felt infuriated with Sajid calling and texting him at odd hours, he straight away asked him if it was only about sex and if it was, she was ready to give him what he wanted so that he leave her alone after that. To which, as the article read, Sajid had replied that she was a fool if she thought it was only about sex.
She wrote, “I was so tired of his behaviour that even my fear of him wasn’t enough to shut me up. He started yelling at me and claimed that I was so naive and stupid if I thought this was just about sex. This wasn’t about sex, it was about me being his little b***h and doing everything he told me to do. He’d name directors that keep actresses at their homes for months and that’s just how this works. He then said ‘you think I want to f**k you? I have such a hot girlfriend, why would I f*** a girl like you that’s not even sexy?’”She added, “So I asked, almost pleading, what was it that he wanted from me? He said he wants me to do everything he tells me to. Stay with him. Maybe he’ll ask me to touch myself in front of him, maybe he’ll want to record it. He’ll do things to me and give me orgasm and teach me the art of sex but maybe he won’t actually put his d*** inside me. Maybe he will. But it would be up to him what he wanted and if I thought casting couch was just about a one time sex then I was foolish. No one would cast me unless I was ready to be their ‘keep’”.
Saloni mentioned that it was only when he forced her to feel his d*** that she left the job and never went back to work. She narrated, “We didn’t talk about anything else, up until he pointed at the way I sat and snapped at me. ‘Spread your legs when you sit!’ I said I didn’t want to. He started again about how I was so unattractive and there was nothing sexy about me. I wasn’t even good enough to be an actress so how could he ever cast me. He could print a contract right now and make me sign it, but I just didn’t have it in me. He said he was doing this all for ME, for MY GOOD. He tried to grab my hand and put it on his d*** to show me that I didn’t give him a boner”.She added, “I shrugged it off and asked him to stop. He frantically started walking around the room telling me I was never going to have a future in this industry and no man would ever find me sexy and he should have a boner but he doesn’t, he doesn’t have a boner looking at me. And then, he pulled his pants down and showed me his d*** as he kept yelling ‘see? You don’t even make me hard!’That’s when I threw his laptop and I walked out of the room. I was petrified and disgusted and I couldn’t believe what had just happened to me. I couldn’t work for this man anymore”.
She also accused Vikas Bahl, who is already facing sexual harassment charges from a former employee, of being a sexist.
Chopra also detailed an alleged toxic relationship with "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz" actor Zain Durrani of physical abuse.
Sajid and Zain could not be reached for a reaction.
Sajid has also been accused by a woman journalist of sexually harassing her. She said she went to interview Khan at his sister Farah Khan's house but upon reaching there, he exposed himself and forcefully kissed her.