Actor Nana Patekar steps away from ‘Housefull 4’ after sexual harassment allegations

Actor Nana Patekar steps away from ‘Housefull 4’ after sexual harassment allegations

Actor Nana Patekar steps away from ‘Housefull 4’ after sexual harassment allegations

The film's lead star Akshay Kumar also announced that the film's shooting has been put on hold for now.

Tanushree Dutta has written to Oshiwara police station in Mumbai, demanding that investigators conduct narco analysis, brain-mapping and lie detector tests on actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang.

Akshay also took to Twitter and wrote, "I've just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing". 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 made a decision to take the major step. He has also added that he won't work with anyone who is proved to be an offender.

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

Reportedly, Sajid Khan has already shot majority of the film and now with a new director coming on-board, it's definitely going to be hard. A day after Sajid Khan's resignation, production house Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment zeroed in on Farhad Samji (who previously directed Housefull 3) as the director.

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Former actor and author Twinkle Khanna, wife of Mr. Kumar, tweeted that she is appalled at hearing multiple incidents of harassment.

Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three women including actors Saloni Chopra and Rachel White as well as journalist Karishma Upadhyayin the wake of the #MeToo movement in India.

Farhan Akhtar too spoke out on Twitter and said, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour".

Well, after Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and Nana Patekar, the name Sajid Khan doesn't quite really surprise you, but the extent of his disgusted actions definitely shall shock anyone.

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