Mumbai: Indian model Dimple Paul, also known as Paula, has come out with fresh #MeToo allegations against Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan.
Paula took to her Instagram handle on Friday and alleged that she was a victim of casting couch and was sexually harassed by Sajid when she was just 17 years old.
Divulging the details, Paula stated that Sajid spoke dirty to her, touched her inappropriately and had even asked her to strip for a role in his film ‘Housefull’.
Sharing her plight, Paula wrote, “When #MeToo movement started, a lot of people spoke about Sajid Khan but I did not dare to because like every other actor who has no godfather and had to earn for a family I kept quiet. Now I don’t have my parents with me. I’m earning for myself. I can dare to tell that I have been harassed by Sajid Khan at the age of 17. He spoke dirty to me. He tried to touch me. He even told me to strip in front of him just to get a role in his upcoming Housefull movie (sic).”
“God knows with how many girls he has done this. I am coming out now not for any pity party. It’s just that I realised that had affected me so bad when I was a child and chose not to speak. But it’s high time no (sic)?,” she continued.
“These b******* should be behind bars not only for casting couch but also for manipulating and for stealing away your dreams. But I did not stop. But the wrong I did was not to speak about it (sic),” she concluded.
She captioned the text images as: “Before democracy dies and there is no freedom of speech anymore I thought I should speak (sic).”
In 2018, three women had accused filmmaker Sajid Khan for sexual exploitation during the #MeToo movement.
Following #MeToo allegations against Sajid, the ‘Housefull 4’ producers replaced him with Farhad Samji.