#MeToo India: Sajid Khan steps down as 'Housefull 4' director

12 October, 2018, 13:15 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • MeToo Movement Actor Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay accuse Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct

Speaking about it, she wrote: "The first time I interviewed Sajid Khan in the early 2000s, he called me to the house he shared w/ his sister".

"I will not work with any proven offenders and all those subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve", Kumar's statement said.

Amid sexual harassment allegations by a journalist, an actress and an assistant director, Sajid Khan on Friday shared a statement on Twitter, saying that he will be stepping down as the director of Housefull 4. "Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. This can not go on".

The cast of Housefull 4, produced by Sajid Nadiadwalla, also includes Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sharad Kelkar, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda and Kriti Sanon.


For the first time in his 28-year old career, Akshay Kumar cancelled a film shoot and it was indeed a courageous decision on his part given the fact that a lot of money as well as hard-work of crew members has gone into shooting the film so far. He also wrote, "This is something that requires stringent action". While Akshay immediately took off for a vacation with his wife Twinkle Khanna and their daughter Nitara, actor Nana Patekar announced a press conference to address the allegations pressed against him by Ms Dutta. Rachel commented on Saloni's tweet writing, "I believe you @redheadchopra." and went on to share what she had to go through in a series of tweets thereafter.

Actor Saloni Chopra recounted that he would only talk of his genitalia when she worked as an assistant director with him. He asked her to send him bikini photos as he wanted to check how she looked if she ever wanted to become an actor.

Meanwhile, veteran actor-lyricist Piyush Mishra made it to the growing list of alleged offenders when a former journalist accused him of misbehaving with her at a party. Like Ms Chopra and Ms White, Ms Upadhyay also claimed that Sajid Khan started with "trash talk" and added he tried to forcibly kiss her. Recently, singer Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath had been accused on the same charges.

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