‘Housefull 4’ actors Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol has speak out in support of women sexual harassment. Riteish’s statement comes after his ‘Housefull 4’ director Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three female actors and a journalist. He tweeted,
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 12, 2018
The film star Akshay announced, “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.”
— Bobby Deol (@thedeol) October 12, 2018
‘Housefull 4’ also featured Nana Patekar, who was the first celebrity to be accused of harassment by actor Tanushree Dutta a fortnight ago. He has denied the allegation and the matter is sub judice. The makers of Housefull 4 have decided to drop him as well.
Nana Patekar is dropped from the film due to allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Tanushree Dutta’s revelations have sparked what media is terming as India’s #MeToo movement, where journalists, actors and professionals have taken to social media to talk about workplace harassment.