#MeToo: Did Nana Patekar quit Housefull 4?

Angelo Anderson
October 13, 2018

Famed Indian actor Akshay Kumar has cancelled the shooting of his upcoming film "Housefull 4" scheduled to take place today, after sexual harassment allegations were levelled against co-actor Nana Patekar and director Sajid Khan. "I don't know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions".

Sajid has been named by multiple women, including two actresses - Sonali Chopra and Rachel White - and one journalist for sexual misconduct.

When she finally confronted him and asked what he wanted from her, he said he wants to make her his b****, writes Saloni. At the end of the interview, she was in tears and realised that she was uncomfortable in front of him. (Though) never ever did the same with me.

The actress also told that 'it took me years to get over the trauma he put me through.' Saloni added that she was so scared to work with the people around her.

Lawyer Vrinda Grover who has helped draft India's laws on sexual abuse and harassment, said that enabled by technology and social media, women had spoken out because in a new environment, "They will not be immediately blamed as in the past". Image sourceConfirming that the director did not misbehave with her personally, Bipasha mentioned that Sajid had a disgraceful attitude towards women and would crack lewd jokes on set.

Akshay Kumar, who is a part of the Housefull 4 cast, posted on Twitter. He went on to add that the pressure has also been on his family and the producer of Housefull 4 and taking moral responsibility, he has chose to take the major step.

"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". Cases of sexual harassment at work must be dealt with a policy of zero tolerance. Earlier this week, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed against Patekar at the Oshiwara Police Station over the sexual harassment allegations made by Tanushree. Mogul was supposed to be directed by Subhash Kapoor who is accused for sexually harassing actress Geetika Tyagi. I deny strictly and firmly all false allegations like these.

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