With the Me Too movement constantly hogging all the limelight currently, Sajid Khan is one of the filmmakers who have been facing many allegations against him. From journalists to aspiring actresses, some of them have come out to speak against the sexual harassment they faced allegedly due to Sajid Khan. The filmmaker, who shares many good Bollywood connections, has also worked with Milap Zaveri in films like Heyy Baby and Housefull. During a recent exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, the writer-filmmaker gave his opinion on #MeToo and of course the accusations directed against his old friend and colleague Sajid Khan.
Speaking about allegations levelled against the Housefull and Heyy Baby filmmaker Sajid Khan, Milap said, “It’s unfortunate if he has done the things that he has been accused of. It is sad. Even if he has not done the things again it is sad because he has been removed from a film that he was a part of. It is a very difficult situation for everyone, for him, his family and for even the girls who have spoken out and expressed what they went through. I don’t know what to react because I have known him in the initial part of my career. “
Milap further went on to add, “After Housefull, we didn’t work together again. After that we haven’t interacted much on a professional level. Last year and half, we haven’t been so much in touch with each other. Kabhi yahan wahan mulakat hui or may be on phone. I have not been a part of his life in the last couple of years. So when these things came out I was also quite taken aback. I hope whatever the truth is it eventually finds its way out for people out there. And I hope that it is established whether he has done it or no so that everyone gets closure.”
Even though Milap Zaveri has extended support towards the Me Too campaign, he also expressed his concerns regarding fake ones that can ruin someone’s career. He discussed the same with Bollywood Hungama, wherein he referred to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, where his co-actress Sanjana Sanghi had to issue a statement calling all the sexual harassment allegations against the Bollywood actor fake.
Coming to the film, Milap Zaveri has started his work on the next Nikhhil Advani project Marjaavaan which stars Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles. The film is expected to release on October 2, 2019.