New Delhi: Amid #MeToo allegations against Director Sajid Khan just emerged out, Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar who has recently returned to India after having a wonderful family holiday has canceled his shooting for Housefull 4.
Canceling the shoot, Akshay Kumar declared he was taking “moral responsibility” to step down, NDTV reports.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
“I will not work with any proven offenders and those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve.”
And then comes Sajid Khan who has announced that he was stepping down as director “till the time I can allay the allegations”.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Earlier in the day, Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna had tweeted that “everyone involved” in the film – which includes her husband – needed to take a firm stand on this harassment issue women in India are subjected to.
Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. Everyone involved in Housefull needs to take a firm stance on this issue. This cannot go on.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 12, 2018
Woman from all walks of life are slowly opening up, revealing true facts about their bosses and the sexual harassment they have been through.
Actress Tanushree Dutta revealing facts from decade-old controversy where Nana Patekar is accused of being a sexual predator, team Housefull 4 was in Jaisalmer.
On the day Ms Dutta shared her account of being harassed by Nana Patekar on the sets of a 2008 film, Farah Khan (Sajid Khan’s sister and choreographer in-charge for the project) posted this image of Nana Patekar arriving in Jaisalmer with the team:
However, Nana has denied the allegation, saying: “I would say what I said 10 years back, the truth doesn’t change.
The actor has also sent Ms. Dutta a legal notice while earlier this week, Dutta has filed an FIR in Mumbai.
Director Sajid Khan has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women like actresses Rachel White (Ungli), Saloni Chopra (TV series Screwed Up), and journalist Karishma Upadhyay.
Not only this #MeToo campaign revealed real faces of the prominent influential people but also members like Alok Nath, Rajat kapoor and Vikas Bahl all have been outed as sexual predators.