The Guzaarish (2010) actress also accused director Anurag Kashyap of sexism, while calling out director Soumik Sen for sexual harassment.
Now, Priyanka Bose accuses Sajid Khan of misconduct during an audition
Mumbai - 25 Oct 2018 16:00 IST
After Sajid Khan was accused by Saloni Chopra, Rachel White and a journalist, the director has now been accused by Guzaarish (2010) actress Priyanka Bose of misconduct and sexually inappropriate behaviour. Speaking to the website, MissMalini.com, Bose stated that Khan had exposed himself to her when she had been called for an audition.
In her quote, Bose said that she had been called in for an audition with Khan, with the assistant director texting her an instruction that read 'Should be comfortable in a bikini'. However, when Bose reached the director's house for the audition, he walked in while exposing himself.
Bose said that Khan grabbed his genitalia and said, "If I don’t get a hard-on looking at you, how will my audience?". The actress immediately left the location, but was reduced to tears. "I cried on my way home. I still can’t remember how I got out of there. It was all too foggy. I narrated what happened to my partner and he asked me to quit right away. But I didn’t. I garnered the courage to power through," she said.
In addition to Khan, the actress also accused director Anurag Kashyap of sexism saying, "I had stepped out of my house after three months of agonizing breastfeeding and thought I could hang with a friend and get a drink that night. Bumping into a drunk Mr Kashyap – his first reaction being what I was doing at a bar and I should be home instead, taking care of the baby. Thanks, Mr Kashyap, for the casual sexism and misogyny."
In addition to the two directors, she also accused Soumik Sen of trying to be "extra-friendly".
Khan had been accused by three different women, as well as actresses Dia Mirza and Esha Gupta who have criticised his behaviour. While Kashyap has not been accused of misconduct, the director has been accused of delaying measures against former partner at Phantom Films Vikas Bahl.
Sen has been backed by Ellipsis Entertainment over the accusations levelled against him earlier.