Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra recently lodged a police complaint against filmmaker Sajid Khan who was recently seen in Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss season 16.
Meanwhile, the actress had filed the complaint at the Juhu police station in Mumbai and then wanted to recall the horrific incident that happened in 2005. She was molested by Sajid Khan and she opened up about this painful incident.
The actress who has now lodged a police complaint against Sherlyn Chopra at the Juhu police station in Mumbai, spoke to the news agency ANI about the whole controversy and why it took her so many years to come forward.
“I have recently filed a complaint against #MeToo accused Sajid Khan in Juhu Police Station for sexual exploitation, criminal force and criminal intimidation. The first thing that the police asked me was when did this incident happen, to which I replied that it happened in 2005.
“Further, when they asked me why it took me so long to reach out to them, I said that back then I did not have the courage to file a sexual exploitation complaint against a big name like Sajid Khan,” she said.
“Anyone can read those media interviews or go on social media to know how #MeToo accused Sajid Khan behaved inappropriately with those women. He asked some of them about sex, like how many times a day you have sex, how many boyfriends they have, and he showed me his genitals and made me touch.
“The question that arises is can a woman not share her pain even years after the incident, obviously she can. Back then, I did not have the courage but today I do. Today, I feel that be it Sajid Khan or Raj Kundra, if they have done wrong, I can raise my voice against them,” shared Sherlyn.
She further added, “So, if the police had asked me about evidence, then what could I have said. It would have been his word against mine. It all comes down to credibility and status. He is obviously much bigger than me. He is Farah Khan’s brother, who is a beloved of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. So what even am I in front of him? I was just an outsider and a nobody. Then what way do I have to prove my truth?”
“I did tell my friends and close ones about it but not my family because I thought what would they think about me. I had lost my father at the time, hence my family was already very disturbed and by telling this I did not want to add to it. So, yes whatever information I have and whatever witnesses are there, I am ready to present them. But if you ask me that do I have it all on camera then no because I don’t carry a spy camera for professional meetings though these were causal meetings for him, a way to get what he wanted,” continued the actor.
“I would want like in Hollywood Harvey Weinstein got a 23-year jail sentence, similarly Bollywood’s #MeToo accused Sajid Khan should too be jailed. The duration of his sentence would be decided by the judges keeping in mind the statements of all the women who have come out. I want the people of this country to understand that no accused, be rich or poor, Sajid Khan or Raj Kundra, no one is above law,” she said.