Popular filmmaker Sajid Khan, who has been accused of sexual harassment by 3 women, has decided to move down as the director of his approaching comedy-drama ‘Housefull 4‘.
“In the wake of allegations versus me and the tension currently being place on my family, my producers and the stars of my film Housefull 4, I need to consider the moral duty of stepping down from my directorial write-up, until the time I can allay the allegations and verify the real truth. I ask for my pals in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the real truth is out,” the 47-calendar year-aged filmmaker wrote on Twitter on Friday.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
‘Ungli’ actress Rachel White, assistant director Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay, accused Khan of sexual harassment and shared their heart-wrenching Me As well stories on their respective social media handles.
Meanwhile, Bollywood celebrity Akshay Kumar has also urged the producers of ‘Housefull 4‘ to cancel the shoot adhering to sexual harassment allegations leveled versus Khan and Nana Patekar.
“I have just landed again in the nation very last evening and looking at all the information have been incredibly disturbing. I have requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until even more investigation. This is something that necessitates stringent action. I will not get the job done with any demonstrated offenders and all all those who have been subjugated to harassment should really be read and provided the justice they have earned,” Akshay wrote. pic.twitter.com/deSRvNnkAA
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) Oct 12, 2018
Akshay’s spouse and author Twinkle Khanna, who has been supporting the movement considering the fact that Working day 1, also urged the team to get a firm stance on this challenge.
“Appalled hearing several incidents of harassment and it is genuinely horrific to listen to what these women have been via. Every person concerned in Housefull requirements to get a business stance on this problem. This can’t go on,” she tweeted.
Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been by. Absolutely everyone associated in Housefull demands to consider a company stance on this challenge. This can’t go on.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 12, 2018
Saloni Chopra thanked Akshay and Twinkle for having a challenging stand towards her predator. “Its disturbing, the other all so related accounts from gals. I’m sorry I did not talk previously. Many thanks @mrsfunnybones @akshaykumar for using abuse severely. Evidently @SimplySajidK has chosen to deflect alternatively of apologize. I’m not surprised,” she tweeted.
Its disturbing, the other all so identical accounts from women of all ages. I’m sorry I didn’t speak earlier. Thanks @mrsfunnybones @akshaykumar for taking abuse seriously. Evidently @SimplySajidK has selected to deflect as a substitute of apologize. I’m not surprised.
— Saloni Chopra (@redheadchopra) Oct 12, 2018
#MeToo motion obtained momentum in India immediately after actor Tanushree Dutta accused Nata Patekar of harassing her. Since then, incidents of harassment and sexual misconduct have arrive out in the open up, with allegations staying leveled from many personalities in the media and enjoyment business, such as Subhash Ghai, Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, and Rajat Kapoor.
(With inputs from ANI)