#MeToo wave hit India, especially Bollywood, really hard. A lot of names got exposed with women coming out and narrating their sexual harassment stories. Among the top celebrities, the name of filmmaker and Farah Khan's brother, Sajid Khan, ruled the headlines the most. The filmmaker was accused by many with #MeToo allegations. Now, once again, he is in the news as model-turned-actor Dimple Paul has accused him of sexual harassment.
In her interview with Beyond Bollywood, Dimple has narrated the episode involving Sajid Khan that took place ten years ago. In the interview, she has revealed that after winning Mr & Miss Beauty Pageant, she was invited by Sajid Khan at his residence. She went on to narrate how the filmmaker kept his hand on her legs and stated something like Jiah Khan was once in the same position as hers. Dimple Paul was quoted saying, "He came and sat next to me. He asked me if I have a boyfriend and whether I have had sex. I was nervous and didn’t really know what to say. He told me that it’s an altogether different thing to have sex with a man. He told me that if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn't have won the pageant. He kept his hand on my leg and started rubbing it. He said something like you know Jiah Khan stood in the same place where I stand now."
Dimple Paul further claimed that Sajid Khan then took her to his bedroom, pulled her top and asked her to take it off. She revealed that she then stormed out of his house as she understood his intentions. When asked why did she open up ten years ago, Dimple Paul shared that her parents are no more and that she did not want more girls to get trapped. Jiah Khan had worked with Sajid Khan in the first Housefull that released in 2010.
It was recently that she took to her Instagram account to share her #MeToo story. (Also Read: #ArrestSajidKhan Trends On Twitter After Filmmaker Is Accused Of Harassment By Indian Model Paula In Fresh Me Too Allegations)
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