Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan said that he was harassed over two decades ago and even though it was not sexual in nature, it still makes him angry.
As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, another name in Bollywood bites the dust and more men and women are coming forward with shocking experiences of sexual misconduct.
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan recollects the incident when he was subjected to harassment in the industry 25 years ago. Khan also came out in support of the victims of sexual harassment and assault and revealed that he has also been harassed when he was still trying to find a foothold in Bollywood, although it was not sexual in nature.
"I have also been harassed in my career, not sexually, but I have been harassed 25 years ago and I am still angry about it," he said.
"Most people don't understand other people. It is very difficult to understand other people's pain. I don't want to talk about it because I am not important today. Even when I think about what happened with me, I still get angry. Today, we have to look after women," he added.
Saif backed the #MeToo movement and said that "what it is happening is good" and that the guilty must be brought to book. He said, "You are removing someone (from the job) and it is a big deal. You are removing a person, but everybody has worked on a project so you have to balance things. People who have sexually harassed and abused women should pay for it."
The actor also said that he will not work with any sex offenders. "We all need to have the same attitude. I don't want to work with them. We have to understand that how these people are behaving, it is not okay, it is disgusting," he said.
On the work front, Saif is gearing up for the release of Gauravv K Chawla's Bazaar starring Radhika Apte, Rohan Mehra and Chitrangda Singh in pivotal roles. The film will hit the theatres on October 26, 2018.
(Inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated Oct 15, 2018, 12:55 PM IST