Esha Gupta on Sajid Khan's sexual harassment allegations: There were incidents where he & I got into arguments

Esha Gupta comes down heavily on the star kids and said that they don't have to deal with harassment, it is the outsiders like them who have to. Read her statement.
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Filmmaker Sajid Khan has been one of the high profile names who has been alleged of sexual harassment on social media. Sajid has been accused by not one but three women including a journalist and an actor. Bipasha Basu too accused Sajid of keeping a very humiliating environment on the sets of the movie Humshakals. Another actress who worked with Sajid in Humshakals, Esha Gupta, opened up about the allegations and said that even though she was never harassed by him, they used to argue a lot. 
 
She also came down heavily on the star kids and said that they don't have to deal with harassment, it is the outsiders like them who have to. "I mean not such harassment but there were incidents where he and I got into arguments, but as I said, even if it is just a statement, or just like abusing, that is also harassing a person. Like I said, only outsiders will know this. The insiders [stars kids] don’t go through this. The so-called nepotism kids say, 'Oh, we also have to go through it’. No, you don’t have to go through it, but we [outsiders] have to,” she told cinestaan.com. 
She also tweeted about the MeToo movement which looked very cryptic. When asked if she was trying to send a message, Esha said, "“No, this was a general statement. I think a woman should stand by a woman, a man shouldn’t stand by a woman. I’m just glad that everyone is taking a stand. Lot of people are now raising questions why are girls who were harassed before raising a voice now. They are raising a voice now because, being an outsider, it is really difficult, but now they are speaking up [sic]."
 
She also said that because of her no nonsense attitude, she has not faced any harassment. 
 

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#MeToo is NOT just for women it is for anyone who was victimized by sexual assault of any kind. all the people in the comments standing up for nepotistism and starkids makes me think the whole Nepo-generation is out in full force on pinkvilla

What she’s saying is true. Till now they were protected cus no one will work with them again if they complained

The nepotism point is valid here because the nepo kids would come in defense of those accused by saying "I have worked with so and so and they were not creepy with me."

I agree star kids don't face this because people are afraid of their family and friends... But, hey....say your story, if you faced it. If you are saying you didn't face it, then ...are you a star kid? Make some sense Esha... Say clearly what kind of abuse you went through as an outsider. Someone will learn from it...

Also, sorry to say, but you have a hot body and no talent. You are one of my favorites, but I'm totally disappointed with your acting. I'll watch Jhanvi over you anytime... I could see your still pictures, because you are beautiful. But, I can't watch your acting...it sucks! You've had enough chances to prove your talent (almost as many as any star kid would get).

And this is the BullS I'm saying. Everything is going to be something with a man. This is nothing but a power struggle. I am fuming because there are real women out there that is going through real trauma and them you have them vultures just coming around because the smell blood. The movement is already a joke here in America, don't make it a Joke over there in India too. An argument? SERIOUSLY! An Argument, Girl Bye, EVERYONE ARGUES.

A whole different issue of nepotism into harassment. Your statement is like you are harassed, so y aren’t they getting harassed. Be happy at least some women are saved.

lol. Star kids parents has also gone through all these problems and rejections and made it easy for their kids like every other parents. And this women did featured in half dozen of movies but not even a slight improvement in her acting. Star kids come with parents fan following and doesn’t need much talent to go into public but outsiders should start with zero, its necessary to attract people. And movie is not a govt job it’s producers money, he will give job to person who he trusts in.

The woman is just jumping in me too campaign to be relevant and seen as a social activist...just because you are upset with star kids for getting better treatment than you , you can’t equate that to such a serious social issue. Have a seat ms. Gupta.

This woman is full of crap. There are plenty of people who would have misbehaved with her....but she aint taking any names.

Girl you are confused!! Firstly everyone here is against nepotism but that is a different issue altogether. Don't drag that issue in this and dilute the intensity of #metoo campaign.You maybe angry and fed up of the privileges star kids get but that story another day. Secondly if you had to face actual verbal abuse by him mention that clearly, having arguments with someone due to differences of opinion is not what is being implied in this issue.

More power to you girls...he is so sick.

Very well said esha.These star kids are so privilged ,dont have to go through any hardships in life and still they complain.nepotism is the worst thing happened to bollywood

Star kids know the inside of the industry and yet work with such harassers..

Don't make statements for the heck of it if you can't explain or if you have not expefienced anything disturbing! Arguments are different from sexual harassment.

Don't make statements for the heck of it if you can't explain or if you have not expefienced anything disturbing! Arguments are different from sexual harassment.

"a man shouldn’t stand by a woman"??? Say what? She had me and then lost me, am I misunderstanding something?

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