Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

#MeToo in Bollywood: Nana Patekar Quits Housefull 4

#MeToo in Bollywood: Nana Patekar Quits Housefull 4

Director Sajid Khan, one among Bollywood's top brass, has been accused of sexual harassment by at least three women, even as the #MeToo movement gained momentum across the country.

Actress Saloni Chopra has made serious allegations on the director and told about her horrific incident when she was once an assistant to Khan.

Meanwhile, actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan too stepped out of an upcoming film, Mogul, reportedly a Gulshan Kumar biopic. "Let's say I am not celebrating, yet because there is so much more that needs to be done".

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Female Filmmakers like Meghna Gulzar, Nandita Das, Gauri Shinde, and others have released an official statement in support of #MeToo saying that they won't work with proven offenders.

Journalist Karishma Upadhyay also claimed that Sajid Khan started an interview with "trash talk" and added he tried to forcibly kiss her when she was trying to exit the room. "This can not go on", she posted on Twitter. But in the turn of events, the lead actor Akshay Kumar stopped the shooting of the film saying that he can not work with people who are alleged of such a sin. She warned him about his behave. 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.

Actor and author Twinkle Khanna, Akshay's wife, also called for the makers of Housefull 4 to take a firm stance on the issue. Subhash Kapoor, who was supposed to direct the movie, is accused of alleged sexual misconduct and has been booked by the police for these action, as per media reports.

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Well, seems like Tanushree Dutta has opened a can of worms after levelling sexual abuse allegations against Nana Patekar.

Patekar has denied the allegations levelled by Dutta.

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