Saif Ali Khan: “I’ve been harassed 25 years ago & I’m still angry about it”


As more A-list stars come out to support the #MeToo movement, Saif Ali Khan spoke about his own experience in being harassed, and says the feeling of anger from that has never gone away.

““I have also been harassed in my career, not sexually, but I have been harassed 25 years ago and I am still angry about it,” Hindustan Times reports the actor expressing.

He went on to add, “Most people don’t understand other people. It is very difficult to understand other people’s pain. I don’t want to talk about it because I am not important today. Even when I think about what happened with me I still get angry. Today, we have to look after women.”

Talking about the movement, Khan explained, “People are offended and they want justice. What it is happening is good and it gives you a sense that something is happening. You are removing someone (from the job) and it is a big deal. You are removing a person, but everybody has worked on a project so you have to balance things. People who have sexually harassed and abused women should pay for it.

Khan’s co-stars Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta have already come out and spoken about Sajid Khan’s inappropriate behaviour towards them during the filming of ‘Humshakals’ (2014). Their allegations have led the filmmaker to step away from filmmaking where he had been replaced by Farhad Samji for the forthcoming ‘Housefull 4’. When asked about this, Khan expressed, “I don’t remember anything like this happening genuinely because if it would have happened I would not have been comfortable in that environment or allowed it to happen in front of me.”

“I would hate an atmosphere where women are being looked down upon or mistreated in any way. I don’t think that’s how an atmosphere should be” he added.

He went on to say, “We all need to have the same attitude. I don’t want to work with them. We have to understand that how these people are behaving, it is not OK, it is disgusting.”

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