#METOO Movement has shaken the society as well as media industry. Yes, Akshay Kumar cancelled the shoot of his upcoming movie Housefull 4. What is the reason? Read the article to know why?
After sexual harassment allegations against the producer Sajid Khan and the fellow actor Nana Patekar came into the limelight, Housefull 4 actor Akshay Kumar decided to quit. Akshay Kumar returned to India from Italy and requested the producer to cancel the shoot until further investigation.
Akshay Kumar confirmed the news on social media and tweeted that ” I’ve just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I’ve requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation. This is something that requires stringent action. 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.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
Some sources have informed Hindustan Times that “Akshay is known to be a disciplinarian and has never cancelled a shoot in his 28-year career. This is the first time that he has decided to cancel a shoot, perhaps because the #Metoo movement just cannot be ignored.The allegations made against Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar are both serious and grave in nature.”
Even the director of Housefull 4 Sajid Khan also stepped out from the directorial job. Last night, actress Saloni Chopra alleged that Sajid Khan harassed her sexually. Saloni also told that “Sajid told her directors wouldn’t cast her unless she was ready to be their kept.”
Here is his statement
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Twinkle Khanna wrote, “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.”
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
However, Tanushree Dutta was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar in a dance sequence but now, she finally spoke up and give her statement to Zoom TV. In 2008, the incident took place when Tanushree Dutta was shooting for the item song in the movie Horn OK Please. After this shocking incident, her life changed a lot and she said goodbye to the film industry.
Farhan Akhtar also tweeted and said, “I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour. I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.”
I cannot adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid’s behaviour.
I don’t know how but he will have to find a way to atone for his alleged actions.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 12, 2018
Housefull 4 shooting is almost done in London and Jaisalmer. Farah Khan posted this photo on 27th September. And only a few days back, Tanushree Dutta unveiled the sexual harassment case.