Bigg Boss 16 kick-started earlier this month and is making the headlines for not-so-good reasons. While netizens feel the contestants aren’t offering anything interesting, the reality show is also making the headlines owing to controversial contestant Sajid Khan and his presence in the show, From online users to celebs and even women’s organizations, many are speaking
Now, the chief of a women’s organization in Delhi has written to the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur demanding the ouster of the filmmaker from the Salman Khan-hosted reality show. Read on to know all she wrote.
Earlier today, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal tweeted in Hindi seeking the removal of Sajid from Bigg Boss 16. In Hindi, she tweeted, “Ten women had accused Sajid Khan of s*xual harassment during the #MeToo movement. All these complaints show the disgusting mentality of Sajid. Now, this man has been given a place in Bigg Boss, which is wrong.”
She continued, “I have written to @ianuragthakur to have Sajid Khan removed from this show.” Check out her tweet here:
साजिद खान के ख़िलाफ़ 10 महिलाओं ने #MeToo मूव्मेंट के दौरान यौन शोषण के आरोप लगाए थे। ये सभी कम्प्लेंट साजिद की घिनौनी मानसिकता दिखाती है। अब ऐसे आदमी को Bigg Boss में जगह दी गयी है जो कि पूरी तरह ग़लत है। मैंने @ianuragthakur जी को पत्र लिखा है की साजिद खान को इस शो से हटवाएँ! pic.twitter.com/4ao9elyvkk
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) October 10, 2022
Supporting her, one netizen wrote, “Thank you so much @SwatiJaiHind all voices need to come together on all platforms like our petition that has reached close to 16k and growing. We need to set an example and protect brave voices @chandana_hiran @ChangeOrg_India”
Talking about Sajid Khan, during the #MeToo movement in India, several women journalists and actresses spoke up against the filmmaker and accused him of s*xually assaulting them. Following the controversy, the Indian Film and Television Directors Association suspended Khan from directing movies in 2019. He was also dropped as a director from Housefull 4 when these complaints surfaced.
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