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#MeToo: Sajid Khan Steps Down As The Director Of Housefull 4, Akshay Kumar Cancels Film Shoot

#MeToo Sajid Khan Steps Down As The Director Of Housefull 4, Akshay Kumar Cancels Film Shoot

Filmmaker Sajid Khan is the latest filmy personality who is been accused of the allegations of sexual harassment. A journalist, an actress, and an assistant director have accused the director of sexual harassment amid the #MeToo moment. Amid the allegations against him, Sajid has decided to step down as the director of Housefull 4.

Sajid Khan on Friday published a statement and said “in the wake of the allegations against me & the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directional post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth…I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out.”

Akshay Kumar, the lead actor of Housefull 3 has decided to stop the shooting until further investigation. He said “I’ve just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. 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 harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve.”

Housefull 4 also stars Nana Patekar who has been accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta.

Housefull 4 is a popular franchise which is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh have been the consistent lead actors of all parts.