Sayali Bhagat's Saga of Sexual Harassment Just Got Murkier With the Inclusion of Sajid Khan, Arya Babbar and Even Big B.

Ranjit Rodricks , 25 Oct 2011
Ex Miss India Sayali Bhagat
Ex Miss India Sayali Bhagat

First she denied that actor Shiney Ahuja had pinched her butt! Then she released a statement saying that she was pressurized by Shiney and his wife to withdraw her allegations. Now, ex Miss India Sayali Bhagat has released a statement through her PR company, Creme Talent Management (no phone number is given in the release) that actors Sajid Khan, Arya Babbar and even…. hold your breath…. Amitabh Bachchan have misbehaved with her at various times!

So now, fed up the constant sexual advances, the starlet wants to quit Bollywood and head to Milan to pursue a modeling career. This is the release, verbatim, that was sent to us:

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Sayali Bhagat to Quit Bollywood

The 27 year old actress does not want anything to do with Bollywood after suffering 7 years of sexual harassment from seniors, veterans, colleagues in the industry.

Sayali Bhagat’s Official Press Statement:

As I gear up to lodge a police complaint against Shiney (Ahuja) and his wife Anupam, I have another big announcement to make. I am quitting films for good, and shall be moving to Milan to pursue a full time career in modeling. Before I leave the industry for good, I would like to make a few things clear. Shiney is not the only one who has made passes at me or sexually harassed me in the film industry. It is an industry filled with lechers who treat women like me like a piece of meat. Everyone wants a piece of you. I would like to bring to the media’s notice some first hand experiences.

Sexual harassment from Amitabh Bachchan: Recently, at the launch of the first look of Tinu Verma’s film this weekend, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was the chief guest. Like everybody else, even I bent down to touch his feet to seek his blessings. Amitabh placed his hand on my butt and felt it up. I was too stunned to say anything to anyone. He should show some respect. After all, he is a 70 year old man, my grandfather’s age. I felt like slapping him the moment he placed his hand on my butt.

Film maker Sajid Khan
Film maker Sajid Khan

Sexual Harassment from Fimmaker Sajid Khan: “I remember the time when Sajid Khan was casting for Housefull, he had called me to his office for a meeting. I understand that the casting couch is a prevalent reality in the film industry but I never expected Sajid to strip naked in front of me asking me to have sex with him in his office right there and then. I screamed and left his building. Obviously, I never worked with him.

Arya Babbar
Arya Babbar

Sexual Harassment from costar Aarya Babbar: Aarya and I started out as very good friends when we starting shooting for our film Choron Ki Baraat, till he got really aggressive about us becoming “friends with benefits”. Till date, he has sent me countless lewd messages, and graphic MMS’s of his private parts to lure me into bed. I had chosen to keep quiet and ignore. But not anymore.

There are so many of us who are silently suffering this kind of harassment for so many years. But I can’t take it anymore. I am fed up of being treated like an available piece of meat and the only reason I am sharing all this with my media friends, is because I don’t believe in taking harassment lying down. It is high time the truth came out. I will be filing police complaints against Shiney, Sajid, Aarya and Mr Bachchan and take them all to court if need be. I hope my efforts will not go in vain and I look forward to having the media’s support.

Sincerely,

Sayali Bhagat

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