Salman Khan’s father and well-known writer Salim Khan has made a statement on the ongoing MeToo movement sweeping the Hindi film industry. He seemed to be in support of the movement in which several high-profile Bollywood names come into the picture as alleged sexual offenders.
Salim Khan Said “The only defense they have is ‘Why so late ?’ It is better late than never. You don’t have to wait for the result, you have already won great public support,” Salim wrote, in his response to the argument made by many detractors about why accusers had in some cases waited for many years to make their allegations public.
Several Bollywood personalities such as directors Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor, Sajid Khan and actors such as Nana Patekar and Alok Nath have been named in India’s MeToo movement. Action has already been initiated against some of the alleged accused. Into some cases, investigations have been launched, while Sajid Khan has quit his duties as director on Housefull 4, Star Akshay Kumar announcing that the production has been halted until the matter has been looked into. Aamir Khan also quit his movie from Subhash Kapoor’s directorial Mogul after molestation complaint resurfaced against the director. Yash Raj Films on Tuesday terminated the services of accused Ashish Patil.
Salman Khan’s former girlfriend Somy Ali shared an emotional post in support of everyone coming forward with their stories. “As the survivor of sexual abuse at the age of 5 and rape at 14, I would like to salute all those that have spoken up. I know it is very difficult to do it because I have been there and it took me many years to be able to talk about it. It takes an immense amount of courage to share this with the world.