Director Sajid Khan’s participation in Bigg Boss 16 has grabbed the limelight on social media. Sajid Khan did not work much after he was accused of sexual harassment by several actresses and a journalist during the #MeToo movement in 2018. He was also banned from the Directors Guild of Film and Television India for a year in 2018. The director is back in limelight due to his presence in Salman Khan’s reality show, Bigg Boss 16. Now, Lock Upp contestant Mandana Karimi, who had accused Sajid Khan of sexual harassment, has announced that she is quitting Bollywood due to Sajid’s participation in Bigg Boss 16.
However, former Bigg Boss contestant and Mandana Karimi’s Lock Upp contestant Payal Rohatgi has come out in support of Sajid Khan and criticized her for quitting Bollywood. Payal said that the director has the right to repent and earn money.
Supporting Sajid Khan, Payal shared a note on her Instagram stories: “Sajid Khan made a mistake with 6 women as told publicly. He has been reprimanded by everyone and publicly humiliated for his actions. Now the 6 women can take him to court.” The note further read, “But let me put it on record when even murderers have the right to be reformed by Mahatma Gandhi’s values, then here even Sajid Khan has the right to live. He has the right to earn money. He has the right to repent. Let him fight for his right. You oppose him, but don’t make the drama of quitting Bollywood.”
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Payal also dismissed Mandana’s claim that she still owes money from the previous creators of the reality show. Payal revealed that she herself faced no such problems while working on the same show. Payal stated that Mandana left the show, so there must be a provision for release of payment when the inmates leave the show. The actress revealed that she received her entire payment within 10 days of the completion of the show.
Indian TV’s highly acclaimed reality show Bigg Boss 16 premiered on 1st October. The contestants of the show include Tina Datta, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, Abdu Rozik, Shiv Thakare, Shalin Bhanot, Ankit Gupta, Soundarya Sharma, Sumbul Touqeer Khan, Manyalukah Nimritia Singh, among others. Bigg Boss 16 airs on Colors TV from Monday to Friday at 10 PM. Weekend episodes start at 9.30pm. Reality TV is also available on Voot Select.
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