Sajid Khan asked me to remove my clothes, reveals Mandana Karimi


Director Sajid Khan is going through rough weather after he was accused with sexual harassment allegations by women. Another actress Mandana Karimi revealed that Sajid misbehaved with her 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.

Mandana Karimi also accused her 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' director Umesh Ghadge of subjecting her to endless harassment on the sets. "An experience led me to leave my profession which I loved. Harassment doesn't mean to touch me, it means to make my life hell. I was too miserable. I didn't talk to anybody about it," she told ANI.

Mandana revealed that the harassment started when she turned out to go on a date with him. "The director, Umesh Ghadge, asked me out once and when I declined the offer, saying that I had a boyfriend - back then, I was dating my now ex-husband Gaurav Gupta - he made things difficult for me throughout the film's Thailand schedule," she said.

Throwing more light on the horrific experience, 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..."

When things turned bizarre, Mandana complained to producer Ekta Kapoor. "I told Ekta about the problem and offered to return the money so that I could exit the project. She pulled him up, but he wasn't fired. The harassment continued. Everyone on the sets knew what I was going through, but nobody said anything as they were afraid of losing their job," she told the newspaper.