On Monday, the DCW chief took to Twitter to take issue with Sajid Khan, saying the myriad of allegations leveled against him proved his “disgusting attitude”. Swati Maliwal also said that she has contacted Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur regarding the matter.
He tweeted in Hindi, “Ten women have accused Sajid Khan of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement. All these complaints show Sajid’s disgusting mentality. Well, this man got a place in Bigg Boss which is wrong. I have written to @ianuragthakur to remove Sajid Khan from this show.”
– Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) October 10, 2022
He also wrote, “Though there is a public outcry against Khan’s inclusion in the show, the makers of the show are reluctant to remove him as they are obviously gaining TRPs and ratings from the ensuing controversy.”
The Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) banned Sajid for a year in 2018 when the allegations surfaced. In his place, Farhad Samji took over as the director of Housefull 4.