Model-actress Sherlyn Chopra, who has been in the headline for opposing film-maker Sajid Khan’s participation in ‘Bigg Boss 16’, has landed herself in legal trouble.
Days after her letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, a complaint has been filed against Chopra for demanding the removal of the ‘Humshakal’ director from the long-running TV show on Colors.
Complainant Faizan Ansari, an entertainment industry professional, filed a police complaint against the actress at the Versova police station in Mumbai.
During his interaction with the media, Ansari cast his support to #MeToo accused Khan. He said, “merely being accused of #MeToo doesn’t make Sajid Khan a villain. The verdict on Sajid’s case is not yet out and thus one cannot blacklist a person until proven guilty by a court.”
The Bollywood socialite also made a shocking accusation against Chopra. He claimed that the 38-year-old is ‘notorious’ for blackmailing and honey-trapping top celebrities and wealthy people.
He further requested the Bollywood film-makers to boycott the actress. “I request upon all Bollywood producers and directors to boycott Sherlyn Chopra who is notorious for blackmailing top celebrities and trapping them akin to honey-trapping the innocent rich people” he was quoted as saying.
Earlier this month, Chopra – who accused Khan of sexual harassment in 2018 – sought Thakur’s intervention in removing the director from the reality TV show. He urged the I&B minister to either cancel the broadcast of the show or stop Khan removed from appearing. She also filed a police complaint against Khan at the Juhu police station in Mumbai.
Besides Chopra, many celebrities such as Tanushree Dutta, Sona Mohapatra and Ali Fazal have objected to the #MeeToo accused’s appearance in the show.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in 2018, nine women (Chopra, Jiah Khan, Saloni Chopra, Racheal White, Mandana Karimi, Simran Suri, Aahana Kumra, Dimple Paul and journalist Karishma Upadhyaya) from the industry – who worked with Khan on his various projects – had accused the film-maker of sexually harassing them. He was accused of flashing his private parts at parties, asking actresses to send him their nude pictures as part of the casting process and watching porn in women’s presence.
Earlier that year, he also stepped down as director of “Housefull 4” and was replaced by Farhad Samji. He also faced a year-long suspension from the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association.