Bigg Boss is back with another season, and that means we’ll all be glued to our TVs for hours at a time to see how Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss housemates fare over the course of the year and a half.
Bollywood director and #MeToo accused Sajid Khan is one of the biggest personalities joining the Bigg Boss house for season 16. Sajid, who directed his first film, Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), is responsible for some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, including the Housefull and Housefull 2 films starring Akshay Kumar.
dinnertime!!! #houseful4 gang…food,fun,frolic😊😊😊 @mrsfunnybones @kritisanon @kriti_official @hegdepooja @akshaykumar @thedeol @Riteishd @ChunkyThePanday @NGEMovies #rimplenarula and urs truly😉 pic.twitter.com/r7VmmlNhNb
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) September 15, 2018
As a result of his involvement in several high-profile scandals following the #MeToo movement, Sajid Khan has been largely absent from the public eye. Several of Sajid’s female coworkers made sexual harassment claims against him. The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) had banned him from directing films due to these serious allegations.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
A number of women, including actors Mandana Karimi, Saloni Chopra, Rachel White, Simran Suri, Marina Kunwar, Aahana Kumra, Dimple Paula, Sherlyn Chopra, and journalist Karishma Upadhyay, have accused Sajid of sexual misconduct. In an interview with the BBC for the documentary Death in Bollywood, Karishma Khan, the sister of the late actor Jiah Khan, also accused the director of sexually abusing Jiah Khan.
Due to the sexual charges against him, Sajid Khan was requested to withdraw from the upcoming Housefull 4 (2019), which would have marked his return to the film industry. Despite this, Sajid was nevertheless credited as a writer on the film.
The premiere of Bigg Boss 16 will take place on Mondays at 10 pm, Tuesdays at 9:50 pm, and Wednesdays at 10 pm.