One Year Ban Imposed on Sajid Khan

One Year Ban Imposed on Sajid Khan

Sajid Khan had been accused of sexual harassment by three women

Filmmaker Sajid Khan has been banned for a year by the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), over sexual harassment complaints against him. The decision came after several women accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment in the wake of the #metoo movement.

The three women, whose accounts have been taken into account before handing down the suspension are actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White and journalist Karishma Upadhyay.

In her account, Rachel White alleged that the director asked her to "seduce him in five minutes" for a role, while Karishma Upadhyay claimed that Sajid Khan tried to "forcibly kiss" her when she was trying to leave the room.

Sajid has already stepped down as the director of Housefull4 as multiple women came out to share their #MeToo experiences with him.

The IFTDA also shared the entire letter of suspension on its Twitter handle. Here is the letter.