Sajid Khan’s participation in Bigg Boss 16 has sparked controversy. The filmmaker had been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment when the MeToo movement hit India. He was accused by over 9 women in the country. And now, Delhi Commission for Women have come forward to demand his ouster from the show. They have also written a letter to the Centre demanding the same.

Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson, has reached out to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and asked for the removal of the filmmaker from Bigg Boss 16.


DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said she has written to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur. Maliwal took to Twitter on Monday and posted her letter to Thakur about Sajid Khan. She also highlighted the experiences of at least 10 women, actresses and journalists among them, the filmmaker.

Here is what Swati Maliwal wrote to the I&B minister:

She captioned the post in Hindi: “Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by 10 women during the #MeToo movement. These complaints show his disgusting mentality. Now such a person has been given a place in Big Boss which is completely wrong. I have written a letter to Anurag Thakur ji to get Sajid removed from this show.”


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In her letter, she wrote: “As the complaints against Sajid Khan reveal, it appears that Khan has acted as a sexual predator for a long time. Clearly, it is inappropriate for an alleged sexual offender such as Sajid Khan to be included in a primetime show which is watched by adults and children alike. This apparently gives him an undue opportunity to whitewash his wrongs and be re-launched amongst Indian audiences.

The allegations against Sajid Khan are extremely serious in nature and should be investigated at the earliest. Under no circumstances such alleged sexual offenders should be promoted on national television and OTT platforms,” she said.


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