In the wake of the #MeTooIndia movement, many celebrities have come forward to take a stand against sexual predators in the Indian film industry. There are many men who are accused by survivors who faced their heinous acts. Sajid Khan is one of them, with multiple allegations coming up against him. The chatter around these accusations has gained momentum and it was last evening that his sister, Farah Khan, who is a producer-director herself, made an official statement on Twitter.
Here’s what she said:
This is a heartbreaking time for my family.We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for.I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 12, 2018
Her Tweet didn’t go down well with a lot of netizens and they lashed out at her after she made her statement.
Here are some of them
First have the decency to delete the picture you put up with Nana Patekar literally a couple of days after Tanushree spoke up.
— Pallavi Sethi (@pallavisomethin) October 12, 2018
And what was it when u proudly put up a picture with Nana Patekar just after Tanushree levied charges against him once again?
All was ok for you until ur brother was exposed.
Scant respect u selfish guys have for others and posting that pic was really disgusting on ur part!!
— Sanjeev (@Golu29) October 12, 2018
The day tanushree spoke abt this nana patekar incident,the next day u posted pic with nana…now ur own brother’s ill deed is out now pay for it nd deal with this..nd ofcourse don’t forget to post a picture with ur brother
— Dr.Tarannum Islam (@DrCmoshislam) October 12, 2018
He needn’t do it in front of her. When there were so many articles about him before, she didn’t talk against it. Now things r getting serious. Even now her point is “if” he has done. Still the victims r d 1s that’s doubted.
— Ishika (@ishikasing) October 12, 2018
As if they all didn't know and are knowing it now
All the men that are called out are known to be so in the industry and now they are crying distress
— Shajin Ummer (@shajinummer) October 12, 2018
The reaction from @TheFarahKhan sums up the reason thr movies fail.. terrible story telling, total misdirection and horrible overacting!!
— Dekh K Maaro (@Vineet__Sharma) October 12, 2018
Lady you should have taken the same stance when Tanushree levelled charges against Nana. Instead you posted a picture with him sending out wrong signals. We appreciate the stand taken by you now #MeToo #SajidKhan
— NandiniRCP (@nandinircp) October 13, 2018
I refuse to believe that you knew nothing about it.
— Akhil Talashi (@akhiltalashi) October 12, 2018
Really?? You didn’t know about your brother, that’s shocking or you pretended to not know about it. Just like you snubbed Tanushree Dutta on posting a picture with Nana Patekar saying it’s just a picture thankfully you didn’t brush off the allegations on your bro. Karma bites
— Shalini (@iamshalu9) October 12, 2018
Jzt think about those women who had gone through all these bcoz of ur brother. If u have really felt heartbreaking
— Gayathri Devi R (@GayathriDeviR1) October 12, 2018
You’ll lived in the same house worked in the same industry have common friends & you didn’t know your brother was upto all this ? I am not saying you are responsible for his behavior but had you stopped him earlier you wouldn’t have to go through this. Nobody is invincible.
— RK (@raashidkilledar) October 12, 2018
There were also some who applauded her for taking a stand in the situation.
Have a look
This is what needed. we respect u MA'AM for standing with the truth. ??
— Prem Kumar (@Premsingh5551) October 12, 2018
Thanks a lot Farah for taking a stand
— Sanjay Garg (@sajaru) October 12, 2018
We shall appreciate her comment and encouragement that she’s against her brother for such misconduct
— sardarvaly (@Sardarvaly) October 12, 2018
Way to go @TheFarahKhan!? I'm glad you took a stand on this issue. Hope the victims will get justice.?
— Sofiah Shaik ? (@sofiahshaik) October 12, 2018
Well done @TheFarahKhan ma'am. I totally agree with you!
— Naseem akram (@naseemakram100) October 12, 2018
There are multiple allegations made against Sajid publicly by various women from the industry. Where the investigation leads or if there even will be one is yet to be seen. In the meanwhile, Akshay Kumar has asked the makers of Housefull 4 to stop the production since two of its cast members – Nana Patekar and Sajid are both accused of sexual harassment.
What are your thoughts on Farah Khan’s statement?