Farhan Akhtar, who had tweeted to say he was "shocked" over sexual harassment allegations against Sajid Khan, responded with a sharply-worded tweet
Actress Amrita Puri, who was unaware that Farhan Akhtar and Sajid Khan (who was recently implicated in several #MeToo accounts) are cousins, apologised to the singer-actor after he responded to one of her tweets about Mr Khan. On Friday, the Aisha actress called out Sajid Khan as 'a creep' on Twitter for his alleged predatory behaviour and said she found it hard believe that Mr Khan's family was unaware of the hush-hush allegations against him till he was publicly named as an alleged harraser. Meanwhile, Mr Akhtar, who had tweeted to say he was 'shocked' and 'heartbroken' over the sexual harassment allegations against Sajid Khan, responded with a sharply-worded tweet.
Ms Puri wrote a note of apology indeed but reiterated that industry members must have known about Sajid Khan's alleged predatory behaviour.
Earlier this week, Sajid Khan was named and shamed in separate #MeToo accounts by three women. While actress Saloni Chopra accused the filmmaker of harassing her mentally, emotionally and sexually, actress Rachel White alleged Mr Khan asked her to "seduce him in 5 minutes" for a role. Journalist Karishma Upadhyay also claimed that Sajid Khan started an interview with "trash talk" and added he tried to forcibly kiss her when she was trying to exit the room.
As the #MeToo wave caught up with Bollywood, other celebrities such as Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai, Kailash Kher and Vikas Bahl among others have been named as alleged sexual harassers.