Subhash Ghai, Piyush Mishra face heat; Saloni Chopra accuses Sajid Khan

Danny Woods
October 12, 2018

This decision was taken after Sajid Khan was accused by sexual harassment by not one but two girls.

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

Akshay Kumar just took to Twitter to announce that he would no longer be working with proven sex offenders and as a response to the allegations on his Housefull 4 co-star Nana Patekar and subsequent accusations on director Sajid Khan.

Akshay Kumar's wife Twinkle Khanna also tweeted: "Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through". The statement read, "In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth. This can not go on".

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For the first time in his 28-year old career, Akshay Kumar cancelled a film shoot and it was indeed a fearless decision on his part given the fact that a lot of money as well as hard-work of crew members has gone into shooting the film so far.

The actor has asked the producers of "Housefull 4", which Sajid is to direct, to cancel the shoot till the allegations against the director are investigated. Now, in 2018 also, she has filed an FIR in Oshiwara police station. Retweeting Chopra's tweet, she explained that during the making of Humshakals, Sajid asked her to come to his home, stared at her breasts and asked her to strip on the pretext that her role in the film required her to be in a bikini. On her Twitter page, Karishma Upadhyay shared what happened with her when she interviewed Sajid Khan in early 2000s.

Saloni Chopra further added that at times Sajid Khan would comment on how she lacked sexiness enough to give her that "Oomph" factor.

The #MeToo movement knocked on Bollywood's door recently and ever since several prominemt members of the film industry such as Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor and Vikas Bahl have been outed as sexual predators. Incidentally, he is the brother of another famous director, Farah Khan.

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