Tamannaah Bhatia On Working With Sajid Khan: ‘He Never Treated Me In A Bad Way’
Tamannaah Bhatia is best known for her starring role in the Baahubali series of films. Some of the most popular films from the 29-year-old actress’ resume includes 100% Love, Happy Days, Ayan, Oopiri, Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam and Endukante… Premanta.
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia recently shared her experience of working with filmmaker Sajid Khan, who has been implicated in several #MeToo accounts, and said: “He never treated me in any bad way and I was completely comfortable working with him,”. Citing Vidya Balan, who said on a talk show that she will never work with Sajid Khan again, theBaahubali actress added: “Everyone has a different experience and everybody is entitled to their own opinion and experience. If Vidya has had a bad experience, it’s normal for her to react like that,” reported Deccan Chronicle. In Bollywood, Tamannaah has starred in Sajid Khan-directed films such as 2013’s Himmatwala and 2014’sHumshakals.
Tamannaah said for her, deciding on a project always depends on the script: “For me, it has always been about the script and what’s the kind of film that I am working on. When I worked with Sajid, unfortunately, none of our films did well.”
Last year, Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment in three separate #MeToo accounts by actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White and journalist Karishma Upadhyay. The filmmaker resigned as the director of Housefull 3 with a statement that read: “I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth.” In December, Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA)suspended the filmmaker over sexual harassment charges. Farhad Samji has replaced Sajid Khan as the director of Housefull 4 while Nana Patekar, who was also named as an alleged sexual predator, has also been replaced by Rana Daggubati.