Mandana Karimi says she doesn’t want to work in Bollywood after #MeToo accused Sajid Khan bags Bigg Boss 16

Sajid Khan’s inclusion as a participant on the most recent season of Bigg Boss has drawn criticism, despite the fact that at least nine women have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Mandana Karimi feels upset that the conduct of filmmaker Sajid Khan has become more accepted since he appeared on the popular reality show Bigg Boss.

The Salman Khan-hosted show’s Season 16 has taken a lot of heat for including Sajid as a participant, despite media evidence from at least nine women. In a documentary filmed for the BBC, Karishma Khan, sister of the late actor Jiah Khan, spoke out about her sister’s harassment by a director (2021).

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Mandana Karimi stated that she wasn’t surprised by director Mirza’s return to the mainstream. “To be quite honest, I’m not shocked to see him back in the news.” For most people, life has taken on the feeling of burying my head in the sand.

“Who cares if it helps me and I can make money from it? That demonstrates why the MeToo movement in India and many other nations failed to make much of an impact, she said. Just a few women, according to Mandana, came forward to share their stories with the #MeToo movement, but “that was all.” No protests or social boycotts were held.

What is being done? Who are these folks being boycotted by? There won’t be any action taken. Because we are discussing a larger market where someone can be someone’s mother, lover, girlfriend, or husband. Like you, I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.

Sajid Khan’s appearance on screen, according to Mandana Karimi, hurt her and she made the choice decision not to engage in a field that treats its female employees with such disdain. “I do get a sorrowful feeling from it. To be completely honest, that is also the main cause of my seven-month absence from the workforce. I’ve stopped working. I skipped all of the auditions. Bollywood is not where I want to work. I don’t want to work in a field where women are treated disrespectfully.

Mandana claimed that she is currently considering her options after leaving the Hindi film industry. “Because it’s difficult being a woman. Since life is too short to make compromises for anyone, I need to focus on what makes me happy. Some people decide to make concessions and keep quiet about what is going on around them, figuring that one person won’t make much of a difference. The fundamental issue is that. Check out where my life leads me.

The last person to appear on the reality series Lock Upp, Mandana Karimi, also stated that she has outstanding debts from the Ekta Kapoor-produced programme. “I continue to struggle to get my money. My whole payment is still pending. Five months have passed since the show. I’m still trying to find out why they won’t pay my debt.


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