Bhojpuri actress Rani Chatterjee accused Bigg Boss 16 participant Sajid Khan of sexual harassment. She claimed that the filmmaker asked her breast size when she went to audition for Himmatwala.
A section of the industry and netizens haven’t taken #MeToo accused Sajid Khan’s Bigg Boss 16 participation well. In 2018, the Housefull director was accused by over six women of sexual harassment. Internet has been spreading a hue and cry about the filmmaker’s participation in the reality show. After celebs like Rachel White, Aahana Kumra, and others accused Sajid of inappropriate behaviour, Bhojpuri actress Rani Chatterjee claimed that Sajid had asked about her breast size when she went to audition for Himmatwala.
Sajid Khan, who was accused by multiple women in 2018’s #MeToo movement, is currently seen as a participant in Bigg Boss 16. This hasn’t gone down well with a section of the industry and Twitter. With ‘Evict Sajid Khan from Bigg Boss now’ hashtags trending on social media, Bhojpuri actress Rani Chatterjee accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment. In an interview with Aaj Tak, Rani claimed that Sajid asked her inappropriate questions during Himmatwala auditions.
She said, “I got in contact with Sajid’s team during the shoot of Himmatwala. (They) had called me and told me that he directly wants to get in touch with me. Then he later told me, you come to my house and the meeting could be held there. He also instructed me to come alone and not bring any manager or PR since it wasn’t a formal meeting.” She further added, “Since he’s such a huge director in Bollywood, I listened to him. I went to his Juhu house where he was alone. He initially told me that he was casting me for the ‘Dhoka Dhoka’ item song. He told me that I will have to wear a short lehenga and asked me to show him my legs. Since I was wearing a long skirt, I had to lift it up till my knees assuming maybe that is the process.”
Rani Chatterjee went on to add, “I got scared when he asked me to tell him about my breast size. ‘Don’t be shy, do you have a boyfriend or not? How often do you have sex?’ I got really uncomfortable and asked him ‘What is all this conversation?’ He thought I would do him a favour but I immediately left. He even tried to touch me inappropriately.”
Despite the furore against Sajid Khan’s Bigg Boss 16 participation, makers haven’t released a statement yet.