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#MeToo: Sajid Khan faces one-year suspension from IFTDA

The letter of suspension was sent to Sajid Khan on Tuesday (11 December) evening.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Wednesday morning brought a big news for the entertainment industry. The Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association has suspended filmmaker Sajid Khan for one year over allegations of sexual misconduct.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood, several women brought allegations of misconduct against Khan. The filmmaker has been accused by four women, including a journalist and an assistant director. A Bollywood actress who had worked with him recently spoke about his misconduct and behaviour on the sets.

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The letter of suspension was sent to Sajid Khan on Tuesday (11 December) evening.

In November, IFTDA had issued a notice that read: “Your lewd and obscene actions have brought disrepute to Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association. We, therefore, want an explanation from you for such offensive behaviour within seven days of the receipt of the notice for further action as per the rules and regulations.”

Post the sexual misconduct allegations, Sajid had issued a statement on Twitter and also stepped down from Housefull 4 production.

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“In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of the film Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth. I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out,” his tweet read.