The actor accused the filmmaker of asking her to strip during the casting of Himmatwala in 2012
Mumbai: The #MeToo stories against filmmaker Sajid Khan seem to be piling up as another actor came forward with sexual harassment allegations against the actor. Actor Simran Suri is the fourth woman to have accused the Housefull director.
Suri took to Twitter to share a post detailing her alleged assault in Khan's house in Juhu.
I kept thinking all these years @whitespeaking to talk about this a## @SimplySajidK and what stopped me was that nobody would listen. He did exactly the same with me while he was casting for Himmatwala. Called me to his juju house and asked me to strip. https://t.co/BSNnMFjv9K— Simran Suri (@29simran) October 12, 2018
Speaking to Indian Express about the assault, she said, “I knew no one would listen. He is a big guy. There are so many girls who have horror stories with this man.”
The incident occurred during the casting for Himmatwala in 2012. When the actor visited his residence responding to the call, she says, "He was on his treadmill, wearing an undershirt. He said, ‘See, my body is so good!’ I was wondering why a man, who is supposed to be in a professional meeting, wearing sandos! I felt really weird. After some time, he asked me to strip. I was shocked but he said, ‘I am the director. I will have to see your body.'”
She also told the newspaper that in an act of physical violation Khan pulled down the actor’s top, adding "I was in tears. He asked me to lower my voice, saying, his mother was in the adjacent room.”
Sajid Khan is yet to respond to these allegations.
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Last Updated Oct 15, 2018, 12:46 PM IST