Sajid Khan has been accused by a few women for sexual misconduct in the ongoing #MeToo movement. A few days back, the host-turned-director was asked by the Indian Film And Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) to show cause against the allegations. He has now reverted to IFTDA.

“I apologise to IFTDA if any embarrassment has been caused to the association by the alleged accusation against me. These allegations have not only caused irreparable harm to my career, but more importantly, grieved my mother and sister immensely. At the outset, I deny the complaints levelled against me as stated in your notice. I humbly request you to not to form any one-sided judgement. I am always happy to extend any cooperation to my association,” said Sajid, as reported by Bombay Times.

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Sajid Khan

According to BT, a meeting has also been scheduled for tomorrow (Nov 1) between Sajid and the members of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of the IFTDA. After Sajid responded to the show cause notice, the association has said in their statement, “We have scheduled a meeting of IFTDA ICC on Thursday, November 1 at IFTDA office to hear you for the POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Act enquiry, which is based on the principle of natural justice and the alleged harasser is provided an opportunity before any disciplinary action is taken. Therefore, attend the meeting as scheduled.”

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Farah Khan With Her Mother Menaka Irani

President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit, spoke to BT about Sajid’s case and said, “Four complaints were received by us against Sajid Khan, which the ICC committee felt were serious. Hence, it was important to hear his side also before taking any decision. IFTDA and its mother body FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) have taken up this issue seriously. Having said that, we will also not allow anybody to misuse this law.”

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He also mentioned that a similar meeting has been scheduled for Alok Nath on the very same day. He has been accused by Vinta Nanda (writer of 1990's famous show, Tara) of rape and sexual harassment, 19 years back. 


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