Sajid Nadiadwala Rejects Sajid Khan's Feelers

Sajid Nadiadwala Rejects Sajid Khan's Feelers

Sajid Khan had been sacked from some projects after a string of #metoo allegations
Sajid Nadiadwala Rejects Sajid Khan's Feelers
Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan

Sajid Nadiadwala celebrated  the  spectacular success  of  Housefull 4  by announcing  the fifth  part of  the Franchise. However  the  movie moghul Nadiadwala  has rejected all overtures from  director Sajid Khan to  make  a comeback. Khan had directed the first Housefull film in 2010  and then  its sequel  2012. But Housefull 3  was directed  by the brothers Farhad and  Sajid Samji after Nadiadwala had a fall-out with Sajid Khan.

Sajid Khan was brought in again to direct Housefull 4 but  fired from the  job after a string of MeToo accusations were levelled at him.

According to  reliable sources,  Sajid Khan  has been  trying to  convince Nadiadwala to let him return to direct Housefull 5.But the offer has been politely rejected.

Says a  source  close to the development, “Considering his  close  relations with  Sajid Khan’s sister Farah Khan, Nadiadwala may have reconsidered the decision to sack Sajid Khan if   Akshay Kumar who  plays  the lead in  the Housefull franchise and is Nadiadwala’s neighbour and buddy,  allowed it.  But Akshay won’t work  with Sajid. Sajid Khan won’t return to  direct Housefull 5.”

Sajid Khan’s roving eye was no secret  in the  film industry. Everyone including his own sister Farah and  his cousin Farhan Akhtar seem  to be caught unawares. Which is somewhat surprising  considering how much he bragged about his exploits. Those close to Sajid say he took great  pleasure in narrating his  exploits in the minutest  details.

“He told his own sister(Farah Khan) about  his conquests. Farah is now caught in a very unenviable situation. So  are  all the very close of Sajid and Farah Khan. These  include Ritesh Deshmukh(Sajid’s  best friend), Abhishek Bachchan, Salman, Shah  Rukh Khan and so many others.They don’t know what  to say and not saying anything is  not an option,” says a source close  to the development.

This writer spoke to  a  close friend  of  the Khan siblings. He said, “Every one knew  about Sajid. He often talked  about it(the  sexual encounters) with much pride. No one was sure if these stories are  partly fiction , as Sajid  keeps making  up stories(screenplays) all the time.”

Now it remains to be seen if Sajid Khan can make a comebck to films.  Sacked from his underproduction  biggie House Full 4 it  is  improbable, if  not impossible, that Sajid Khan will get to direct another film for a very long time. Says a friend  of the disgraced director, “Whatever  his  failings as a human being, Sajid Khan loves  movies dearly. To be  unable to direct films is  the biggest punishment he can be given. It’s like cutting off his lifeline.”

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