His at­ti­tude to­wards women dis­turbed me: Bipasha on Sa­jid

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BIPASHA BASU FRI­DAY said she was glad that women were open­ing up about their ex­pe­ri­ences with Sa­jid Khan, whose at­ti­tude to­wards fe­male cast and crew mem­bers on the sets of a film dis­turbed her. Sa­jid is cur­rently fac­ing ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment.

Bipasha, who worked with Sa­jid on 2014 film Humshakals, said though she never faced ha­rass­ment at the hands of the direc­tor, she al­ways found his be­hav­iour to­wards women rude.

“I am glad that women are speak­ing up about the atroc­i­ties of these men with power and clout... But noth­ing of that sort hap­pened with me... It was just his gen­eral at­ti­tude to­wards women that would dis­turb me on set - he cracked lewd jokes openly and was pretty rude to all girls .

“I was told by all not to say any­thing to him and stoop to his level- so I qui­etly fin­ished my work as a pro­fes­sional and ex­plained my stance to the pro­duc­ers, that I couldn’t as­so­ciate my­self with this film any­more as I could lose my tem­per any mo­ment,” she posted on Twit­ter.

Bipasha and Sa­jid had a fall­out dur­ing the mak­ing of Humshakals and the ac­tor de­cided not to pro­mote the film. The movie also starred Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Desh­mukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta and Ta­man­naah Bha­tia.

In an­other tweet, Bipasha praised Tanushree Dutta, who kick­started the #Metoo move­ment in In­dia af­ter she al­leged that ac­tor Nana Patekar mis­be­haved with her on the sets of a 2008 film.

“Ku­dos to #tanushree­dutta... Be­cause of her so many women have the courage to speak out against these men who take ad­van­tage of women... Ow­ing to their fame, power and clout,” she wrote. PTI

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