Published: Sun, October 14, 2018

Sajid Khan steps down from 'Housefull 4' after sexual allegations

Sajid Khan steps down from 'Housefull 4' after sexual allegations

"This can not go on". Meanwhile, Mr Akhtar, who had tweeted to say he was "shocked" and "heartbroken" over the sexual harassment allegations against Sajid Khan, responded with a sharply-worded tweet.

Actor Nana Patekar will not be a part of the upcoming film Housefull 4 reportedly due to the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him, reported The Times of India.

Housefull 4 is scheduled to be directed by Sajid Khan and will feature Akshay Kumar in a lead role.

Housefull director Sajid Khan has been accused for sexually harassing not one but two women.

Saloni Chopra said, in 2011, Sajid Khan, under whom she was working as an assistant, allegedly sexually harassed her and undermined her acting abilities.

Sajid's cousin, Farhan Akhtar, too had reacted strongly stating that the revelation had left him "heartbroken" and shocked.' Farhan had tweeted, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour".

Film-makers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane announced at the weekend they were severing ties with Bollywood director Vikas Bahl over a sexual assault allegation. And now, actress Amrita Puri has tweeted against Khan by calling him a "creep".

While Bipasha Basu continues to maintain her silence on any further details on the said thing, a few Bollywood celebrities have urged more support to women who have made a decision to speak up against the injustice and crimes they are facing.

Though it's great that Bollywood is speaking up about incidents, there is an eerie silence at the top. "I deeply resent your insinuation that me or my family knew of his behaviour yet did nothing".

YourStory spoke to Janice Sequeira, a former film journalist with Times Now. Sajid Khan suddenly asked her to spread her legs for him, Saloni Chopra refused. This is not the first attack on Housefull 4 as previously fellow actor of this film Nana Patekar is securitised as he also have been accused of harassment. "Probably then a #MeToo will start from the top of the industry". Even actor Akshay Kumar, halted the shoot because of the fiasco. Actor Ranveer Singh too came out in support of #MeToo.

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