Bipasha Basu on Sajid Khan: He Cracked Lewd Jokes Openly and Was Pretty Rude to All Girls
Bipasha Basu and Sajid Khan (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Facebook)

After actress Saloni Chopra and journalist Rachel White, yet another well- known personality, has spoken up against him. And that is actor Bipasha Basu. In an interview with PTI today, Bipasha exclaimed how glad she is that women were opening up about their experiences with Sajid Khan, whose attitude towards female cast and crew members on the sets of a film disturbed her. ‘Sajid Khan Has a Lot to Atone For,’ Says a Heartbroken Farah Khan on Accusations of Sexual Harassment Against Her Brother

Bipasha, who worked with Sajid on 2014 film Humshakals, said though she never faced harassment at the hands of the director, she always found his behaviour towards women rude. "I am glad that women are speaking up about the atrocities of these men with power and clout... But nothing of that sort happened with me... It was just his general attitude towards women that would disturb me on set- he cracked lewd jokes openly and was pretty rude to all girls.

"I was told by all not to say anything to him and stoop to his level- so I quietly finished my work as a professional and explained my stance to the producers, that I couldn't associate myself with this film anymore as I could lose my temper any moment," she posted on Twitter.

Bipasha and Sajid had a fallout during the making of Humshakals and the actor decided not to promote the film. The movie also starred Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta and Tamannaah Bhatia.

In another tweet, Bipasha praised Tanushree Dutta, who kickstarted the #MeToo movement in India after she alleged that actor Nana Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of a 2008 film.

Acknowledging Tanushree Dutta's effort and appreciating her guts on being the torchbearer of the #metoo movement in India, Bipasha, in a tweet mentioned, "Kudos to #tanushreedutta... Because of her so many women have the courage to speak out against these men who take advantage of women... Owing to their fame, power and clout."

Sajid's sister, Farah Khan took to social media to express how the entire family is shaken as these claims are made against her brother. "This is a heartbreaking time for my family. We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for.I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt," reads Farah's post on Twitter.