Director Sajid Khan Accused of Sexual Harassment by Two Women

BREAKING Akshay Kumar stalls HOUSEFULL 4 SHOOT Sajid Khan STEPS DOWN as a director

BREAKING Akshay Kumar stalls HOUSEFULL 4 SHOOT Sajid Khan STEPS DOWN as a director

In a tweet, the journalist accused Sajid Khan of exposing his genitalia to her.

The film "Housefull 4" also features Nana Patekar, who too is accused of sexual misconduct by actress Tanushree Dutta.

"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.

Supporting the women who have come out and shared their accounts of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by director Sajid Khan, actor Akshay Kumar on Friday took to Twitter to say that he has asked the producers of his upcoming movie Housefull 4 to cancel shooting till the allegations against the director are investigated. She wrote, "Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. This can not go on", Twinkle Khanna tweeted.

Shortly after, Akshay released a statement in which he announced that he has requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until the allegations against Sajid are investigated. This is something that required stringent action. "It's been 7 years, and it's about time I said it out loud", Saloni wrote in her post. Following the allegations, Sajid Khan stepped down as the director of Housefull 4 on 12 October.

Model-actor Saloni Chopra, in a long post on Medium, leveled allegations on Khan, apart from also naming Vikas Bahl and Zain Durrani.

The source also further added that a press conference will be held in which the makers will make the official announcement. On her Twitter page, Karishma Upadhyay shared what happened with her when she interviewed Sajid Khan in early 2000s. Prominent among them have been writer-producer Vinta Nanda, actors Sandhya Mridul and Deepika Amin who have accused actor Alok Nath of harassment; an anonymous woman has accused veteran director Subhash Ghai of drugging and raping her; singer Sona Mohapatra has accused singer Kailash Kher and music composer Anu Malik of harassment and at least three women have spoken their ordeal at the hands of director Rajat Kapoor.

This user asked Farhan Akhtar to take a stand against his cousin Sajid Khan and doubted whether he would do it, as the #MeToo movement has come into his own family circle.

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