By Mamta Roy Last Updated:
Sajid Khan, the actor, director and filmmaker, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In 2018, when the #MeeToo movement was on the rise, six famous actresses and models from the entertainment industry accused him of sexually harassing them. The six actresses were Paula, Saloni Chopra, Rachel White, Aahana Kumar, Mandana Karimi, and an unnamed female journalist.
After that, he had to sign off from the film, Houseful 4. Once again, his stint in the Salman Khan-hosted controversial show, Bigg Boss 16, has irked the netizens and raised a debate against makers’ decision to bring Sajid on the show. From calling him an alleged molester, sexual predator and whatnot, many new names like Kanishka Soni and Dimple Paul have opened up about their casting couch experience with Sajid. However, once the director was all set to marry Gauahar Khan until their engagement broke for this reason!
In an old interview with Kiran Juneja on her show, Koshish Se Kaamyabi Tak, Sajid Khan was asked about the reason behind his broken engagement with Gauahar Khan. Answering this, he had agreed that he used to propose many women for marriage at that time, which may have contributed towards his split with Gauahar. In his words:
“Uss waqt mera character bohot dheela tha. Mai uss waqt ladkiyon ke sath bahar ghoom raha tha aur bohot jhoot bol raha tha. Maine aise koi badtameezi nahin ki but har ladki ko, I love you, will you marry me bolta tha. Ab tak meri 350 shaadi honi chahiye thi. Lekin nhi hui. Kahi na kahi mae jitni v larkio k sath tha wo thora mujhe miss v karti hongi. Thora gali v deti hogi.”
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In the same interview, Sajid Khan had called ‘I love you’ a selfish phrase. While prasing arranged marriages, he had said that having friendship in a relationship is more important than any other thing. Sajid could be quoted as saying:
“I love you jo haina wo bara selfish phrase hai, i think kahi na kahi insaan jab kisiko pyaar karta haina, wo us insaan ko pyaar nhi krta balki wo apne aap ko pyaar karta hai us insaan k sath. I think ek relationship ko work karne k liye sabse important chiz hoti hai dosti isiliye arranged marriages hamare desh meh successful hoti hai.”
Further, in the same conversation, he had said that nowadays, many women opt for divorce because they don't want to take nonsense from men. Sajid said that he is happy that there has been so much awareness about women as he has grown up around working women such as his mother, Menaka Irani and his sister, Farah Khan. He had said:
“If you give any nonsense to modern women or treat them like a damsel in distress, they will leave you. Today there’s a lot of awareness about women which I am very happy about because I have been with a working mom and sister.”
For the unversed, Sajid Khan was also in a relationship with Jacqueline Fernandez in 2014.