The #MeToo accused director Sajid Khan couldn’t have anticipated a worse birthday for himself. As he turned a year older on November 23 he had lost his job as director of the big film House Full 4 and he had lost most of his friends as well.
A source close to Sajid said, “He had no birthday party not only because he had nothing to celebrate but also because not too many of his friends would come.His phone used to be on the verge of crashing every year on his birthday, there were so many calls and messages. This year no one wanted to be caught wishing him. ”
Ashoke Pandit, chief advisor of the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees(FWICE) says though Sajid is still to be proven guilty he is facing a situation of ostracization . “We summoned him to give his explanation to us . He didn’t turn up. We summoned him again. This time he came and denied all the charges. Technically Sajid is still not-guilty.We as a film federation have to go by the law. However there is a wider moral issue.And that could prevent Sajid or for that matter NanaPatekar from being employed .If thousands of workers of the various film unions in Bollywood agree to not work withMeToo accuseds there is nothing that the accused can do about it.”
Apparently Nana Patekar who recently joined the cast and crew of a film was shunned by most of the women in the team.
Says Pandit. “This ostracism is bound to happen. And no law can prevent it from happening. And why just the alleged perpetrators ?Even those close to the perpetrators must be ostracized.”