Mahesh Bhupathi: Lara had told me Sajid Khan was rude, vulgar to her ‘Housefull’ co-star
The ‘Me Too’ movement in Bollywood, brought forward the names of people like Sajid Khan, Alok Nath and others as alleged offenders. Also, names of casting directors like Mukesh Chhabra and Vicky Sidana had come forward when few women accused them of harassment and ill-treatment.
Yesterday at ‘We The Women’ event in Mumbai, actress Lara Dutta‘s husband Mahesh Bhupathi, revealed how she had shared with him about Sajid Khan’s rude behaviour with one of her co-star of ‘Housefull 4′. At the event, talking about that particular incident Mahesh said, “When we were dating she was shooting for Housefull and we were in London at that time. She would come home and her closest friend was her hairdresser and they both would be complaining about how one of her co-stars was being treated by the director. Rude, vulgar.”
He further added, “I told her you guys are all complicit, all the four of you who were in the film (and) were listening to what he was saying and not telling him it’s not ok. So at some level, you guys are complicit and she agreed.”
The Tennis Champion, also pointed out things work differently in Sports and film industry. “Obviously the film industry is different. If the fraternity decides to ostracise you, you don’t get work. But I don’t think it’s good enough reason to let things like these slide,” he remarked.
Both Mahesh and Lara have strongly supported the ‘Me Too’ movement. Earlier, Lara had turned down an offer that she had received from Mukesh Chhabra’s company. Lara did so after Mukesh was accused of sexual harassment by a few women.