Sajid Khan accused of sexual harassment again; Indian model Paulaa says, “He asked me to strip to bag a role in ‘Housefull'”
When #MeToo movement hit the Indian shores, multiple women came forward and accused director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment. Following which Sajid had to step down as a director of his film ‘Housefull 4′.
Recently, an Indian model Paulaa came forward to share her ordeal as she accused Sajid of sexual harassment in the pretext of giving her a role in his film ‘Housefull’. The model even revealed why she didn’t share her story during the #MeToo movement.
On Thursday, Paulaa (who goes by the name Dimple Paul on Instagram) took to her handle and shared her harassment story alongside the caption, “Before democracy dies and there is no freedom of speech anymore I thought I should speak!(sic).”
In her post, alleging how Sajid harassed her at the age of 17, Paulaa wrote, “When #MeToo movement started, a lot of people spoke about Sajid Khan but I did not dare to because like every other actor who has no godfather and had to earn for a family I kept quiet. Now I don’t have my parents with me. I’m earning for myself. I can dare to tell that I have been harassed by Sajid Khan at the age of 17 (sic).”
Sharing details of her story, the model further continued, “He spoke dirty to me. He tried to touch me. He even told me to strip in front of him just to get a role in his upcoming Housefull movie.”
Revealing why she chose to share her story now, Paulaa wrote, “God knows with how many girls he has done this. I’m coming out now not for any pity party. It’s just that I realised that had affected me so bad when I was a child and chose not to speak but it’s high time no?”
You can read her entire post here:
Paulaa even admitted that the wrong that she did was not to speak about it before. However, she demanded such people should be arrested not only for casting couch but also for manipulating and stealing dreams of people like her.
We wonder what Sajid has to say about these fresh allegations. Until then you guys stay tuned to this space for more updates.