Sajid Khan has received a lot of flak ever since he entered Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 16. Many celebrities have spoken against the filmmaker, questioning why a show like Bigg Boss has allowed a MeToo accused in their house. Sona Mohapatra, Rani Chatterjee, Uorfi Javed, Tanushree Dutta, and Sherlyn Chopra, among many others, have expressed their views on the same.
In a recent interview with National Reporter, actors Poonam Pandey and Karanvir Bohra came out in support of the filmmaker and stressed that everyone deserves a second chance. They also expressed how, as humans, we all make mistakes and people should learn how to forgive each other. The duo was promoting their upcoming single Tere Jism Se. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 16: Sajid Khan Lashes Out At Sumbul Touqeer, ‘Tu 18 Saal Ki Bachi Hai Ya Tu 18 Saal Ki Adult Hai’
Poonam shared that as an artist she is supporting another artist. She said, "Look we support all artists. I am an artist myself. Why shouldn’t we support any artist? Whatever I am reading about Sajid sir, it appears a lot of people are upset with him. I understand that pain. I’m sorry that these things happened to those women. But, if possible, give him one chance. Forgive him once. He is going through a lot."
Supporting what Poonam was saying, Karanvir Bohra chimed in, "All of us make mistakes. We all have our faults. We should learn to forgive. Because forgiveness is next to godliness. Everyone deserves a second chance. I know him for a very long time. people say, I support him. I will still stand by that person." ALSO READ: Sherlyn Chopra Files Molestation Complaint Against Sajid Khan, Calls Him ‘Habitual Sexual Predator’; Actress Demands Filmmaker’s Removal From Bigg Boss 16
This isn’t the first time celebrities have come out to support Sajid Khan. Miss India runner-up Manya Singh, who was part of the show and was recently evicted, also supported the filmmaker in an interview. She said that even though she was unaware of the ongoing chatter surrounding Sajid Khan, he deserves a second chance. She had told Indian Express, "Since I just exited the game, I really don’t know about the discussion and debate around him. But I do feel that everyone deserves a second chance in life, and he is living that in the show."