In the wake of #MeToo movement, Sajid Khan, who was accused of sexual harassment by four women - Saloni Chopra, Rachel White, Simran Suri and journalist Karishma Upadhyay, has been banned by the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) for a year, reports news agency ANI.

After the verdict, survivors (Rachel, Saloni) have taken to social media and reacted on the same. Saloni Chopra shared a note on social media and wrote, “Everyone’s texting, asking me what I have to say about the latest on @SimplySajidK ... am I glad? Is this enough? well, here’s all I have to say.”

The letter read, “I'm glad IFTDA has decided to be supportive and understand their responsibility towards the behaviour and power abuse of their members. I hope this isn't temporary.

It's about time our industry realises that accepting such behaviour as a normal routine from fellow members makes everyone in the industry equally responsible for this behaviour because you're just encouraging it.

I really wish Sajid would apologise to the women he's behaved this way too. Apology is never the absolute answer, or the final outcome, but it's the first step to accepting your mistake and wanting to change, without that where do people really go from this? His ignorance and denial of his behaviour is only an insult to all the people involved. If he denies everything he's done, and is banned for a year, what after that? Does he just go onto work again like he never did anything?"

I think it’s important for him to own up to his doings for anything in our country to change in the right direction

For now, I'm glad for the decisions IFTDA has made, change must begin somewhere."

Retweeting to Saloni Chopra’s tweet, Rachel White wrote, “I agree wholeheartedly @redheadchopra this a welcome step to begin with but Sajid K cannot plain deny !

While talking to SpotboyE.com, Simran Suri said, “Though it’s obvious that he’ll take one year to start another project. But at least they said he couldn’t defend himself. So everyone has accepted it.”


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