When filmmaker Sajid Khan was added as a contestant to the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 16, hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, singer Sona Mohapatra called the networks and executives responsible for the show “depraved and sad.”
Sajid walked into the house during the premiere on Saturday, despite the fact that he has been accused of sexual assault for a variety of behaviors, such as flashing his private parts at parties, asking female actors to send him their nude pictures as part of the casting process, and watching porn in front of women.
Twitter was the medium of choice for Sona to voice her displeasure at the appearance of Sajid, the younger brother of Bollywood Director Farah Khan.
What she put in writing was as follows: “Sajid Khan has made the transition to reality television. And there’s #AnuMalik, who’s serving as a judge on a TV music reality show aimed squarely at kids. Kailash Kher? TV Judge Who Is a Celebrity. EVERY ONE of you has been called out by the @IndiaMeToo movement. The executives at Indian television networks are a despicable bunch “They were letters that she had written.
Twitter user Sona said in another post: “The master of disgust, #SuhelSeth, is back on Indian television, as is the series sleaze #VikasBehl. That it’s a dying medium and some of the dying will do the worst they can to save themselves, even if it means dragging other humans under, especially women, is a thought that calms me (?). @IndiaMeToo.”
See the singer’s tweets below:
This is #SajidKhan , now on a reality TV show. 👇🏾Then there is #AnuMalik judging a music reality show on TV,for children no less. #KailashKher ? Celebrity Judge on TV. ALL called out by many many women in @IndiaMeToo .Indian TV channels, executives are indeed depraved & sad lot. https://t.co/uUzrIYb7sn
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) October 2, 2022
& of course the series sleaze #VikasBehl & master of disgusting #SuhelSeth ,all back on Indian TV..thought that calms me (?) that it’s a dying medium &some dying will thrash around doing the worst to save themselves,even if it means dragging other humans under;women. @IndiaMeToo https://t.co/h4IDyHHqDx
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) October 3, 2022
When the premiere of Bigg Boss 16 aired on Saturday, Sajid addressed the impact the allegations had on his work.
Just before he stepped foot inside the house, he had said: “Since I’ve been staying at home for the past four years, I haven’t had much to do. That’s why I accepted the invitation to join the Colors team and hopefully gain some insight into who I am.”
He went on to say that he has “been very low in the past four years” and that his life has had “many ups and downs.”