Saif Ali Khan faced harassment 25 years ago, actor backs MeToo movement


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.

In the wake of #MeToo allegations rocking Indian film industry, several Bollywood actors have voiced concern and refused to work with those accused of sexual harassment. It is very hard to understand other people's pain. "People are offended and they want justice". Khan told that he still gets angry when he thinks about what had happened with 25 years back. "We have to understand that how these people are behaving, it is not ok, it is disgusting", PTI reports. "Today, we have to look after women". Talking about it, Saif said that he wants to know the truth and after that they will take the correct way forward.

Director Sajid Khan has also been accused of sexual and emotional harassment by three women. Saif worked with Sajid in "Humshakals" which also starred Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta, who backed the MeToo movement claiming that Sajid's behaviour was "rude" towards women. "What it is happening is good and it gives you a sense that something is happening", adding that "people who have sexually harassed and abused women should pay for it".

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Moreover, the actor in reference of Bipasha Basu alleging Sajid Khan of misconduct stated: "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. And they can't do it". It's terrible to take advantage of pretty young girls who come looking for work with no one to protect them. "People will now think twice before asking someone to come to their bungalow for an audition".

During an interview, the 48-year old actor recalled that he had encountered harassment 25 years ago, an incident which still angers him today. She said that it is high time to replace sexism with feminism. He wouldn't dare to do it again.