Actor Akshay Kumar, who returned from Italy after vacationing with his family, has cancelled the shooting of his upcoming film, Housefull 4 amid sexual allegations against Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan. He stated that he has requested the producers of the film to cancel the shoot until further investigation. Khiladi Kumar also added that he will not work with any proven offender.Also Read - Sooryanvanshi Aila Re Ailaa Song Teaser Out: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh Perform Singham Hook-Up Steps | Watch
Akshay took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter and wrote, “I have just landed back in the country last night and read 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 required stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjected to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve. “ Also Read - Sooryavanshi: Akshay Kumar To Kick-Start Promotions From This Date And It's Connected To His Mother
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Twinkle Khanna also reacted to accusations against Sajid and tweeted, “Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. Everyone involved in Housefull needs to take a firm stance on this issue. This cannot go on.”
After actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana of harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008, many women from the industry and outside came out with their #MeToo stories.
Earlier, Twinkle tweeted in Tanushree’s support but the latter lashed out at her saying that Akshay is still working with Nana.
Lately, actress Saloni Chopra accused Sajid of sexual harassment. In her long post for Medium, she has claimed that the filmmaker used to tell her how unattractive she was and how she didn’t have in her things needed to be an actress. She also alleged that the filmmaker used to tell her how his sex life with his then-girlfriend was so good. She also revealed the incident when Sajid asked her to lift up the skirt of an actress he was working with and when the actress herself complied to his demand, he told her how she didn’t have a** of an actress.
On a related note, Housefull 4 is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and the stars have recently wrapped up the Jaisalmer schedule of the movie. Along with Akshay and Nana, the film also features Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol and Kriti Kharbanda in crucial roles.