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