Amidst the ongoing #MeToo movement has created a stir in the Indian film industry and other business organizations.
It was because of Tanushree Dutta this movement came into light in India, who claimed earlier that her co-star Nana Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of Horn OK Pleasss!
In the recent development, filmmaker Sajid Khan too was accused by other two women for Sajid’s misbehave with them. And because of the allegations the ‘Houseful 4’ director Sajid Khan chooses to step down from the project.
The director made the announcement on his twitter handle, reads “In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producers and the stars of my film ‘Houseful 4’, 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. I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out”.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Sajid’s tweet comes just hours after the lead in his upcoming film, Akshay Kumar himself tweeted that he had cancelled the shoot of ‘Houseful 4’, as he wrote in post, “I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve”. On the other hand, Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna urged the crew of Houseful 4 to take stand as well.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
The fourth installation of Houseful has recently wrapped up its Jaipur schedule of the film. As many as three women, including a colleague who worked with him as an assistant director, have accused Sajid of sexual harassment. Saloni Chopra published a detailed account of her allegations against Sajid Khan, in which she disclosed that how Sajid made her uncomfortable with questions like whether she got a breast job and he used to call her up in odd hours just to ask what she was wearing and what she had eaten.
And now after the Houseful 4 director, we have learnt that another actor who has stepped down from the ongoing project is none other than Nana Patekar. Nana has recently held a press conference where he reiterated that he clarified his stance 10 years ago. A case has been registered against Nana in by Oshiwara Police under section 354 and 509 of IPC. The police will record statements of witnesses before summoning Nana Patekar and three others involved in the case.