Following sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan, Akshay Kumar has asked the producers of Housefull 4 to put the shooting of the movie on hold. Kumar, who returned to Mumbai on Thursday night, said in a tweet that he is disturbed to read about the news. Kumar said this needs stringent action and added that he will not work with any proven offenders.
“I’ve 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 sexual harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve,” a statement from the actor read.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
This came after Sajid Khan, who is set to direct the film, was accused of harassment by three women – actor Rachel White, assistant director Saloni Chopra and a journalist. Sajid had directed the first two instalments of the film and had returned for the third part. Meanwhile, Nana Patekar was rumoured to play the role of a Ghazal singer in the movie.
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Source: Financial Express