Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has called off the shooting for the fourth installment of “Housefull” franchise. The actor said that he will not work with any proven offenders in the on going #MeToo movement. Akshay’s this reaction came after actresses raised sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Pateka.
Akshay took to his Twitter handle to share his stand on #MeToo movement. The actor wrote” “I have just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I have requested the producers of ‘Housefull 4’ to cancel the shoot until further investigation.”
“This is something that requires stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve,” added the actor, who came back from Italy on Thursday night.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
Sajid, who has been helming the fourth film in Sajid Nadiadwala’s comedy franchise, has been named by multiple women, including two actresses — Sonali Chopra and Rachel White — and one journalist for sexual misconduct.
Nana, who is a cast member of the film, has been accused of sexually harassing actress Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film “Horn Ok Pleassss”. Meanwhile, Nana has denied the allegations.