Mandana Karimi has claimed that Sajid Khan behaved inappropriately with her when she went to his office for a meeting.
Mandana Karimi (L) and Sajid Khan
As sexual misconduct allegations pile up against Sajid Khan, Mandana Karimi has also come forward with her horrific experience with the “creep”. In an interview with a leading daily, the actress revealed that he made inappropriate remarks when she visited his office to discuss a role in his 2014 film Humshakals.
“I was in talks for Sajid Khan’s Humshakals at the casting stage. My manager and I visited his office. After meeting producer Vashu Bhagnani, I was in a room with Sajid, when he said, ‘Lovely pictures but you need to remove your clothes. If I like what I see, you might get the part,'” Mandana narrated.
Even though she was clearly uncomfortable, she laughed it off when her manager pointed out that he was a big director. “Be that as it may, you can’t abuse your power,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mandana has also accused her Kyaa Kool Hain Hum director Umesh Ghadge of harassing her after she refused to go on a date with him. “Harassment doesn’t mean to touch me, it means to make my life hell. I was too miserable,” she told ANI.
“Umesh Ghadge started harassing me by changing the steps in the song, putting other people in the song, saying this is a last-minute decision, calling me early on set, asking me to wear clothes that I was not even supposed to wear, keeping me waiting,” she added.