#MeToo Accused Ashiish Patil, who was terminated from YRF after he was accused of sexually harassing a woman, has started his productio venture again. According to reports, his show Pyaar, which he made for Diamond Producers’ Association, has been now acquired by Hotstar India. The show, which is a love story, stars Bhumi Pednekar, Saqib Saleem and Riteish Deshmukh in lead roles and reports suggest that even the cast of the show was kept in dark about the show’s release on the digital platform. Also Read - ‘Kill me Too’: Wife of Akshay Singh Faints Outside Court, Says She Also Wants Justice
A source from the production hand said, “It was shot in 2018, way before allegations against Ashiish came to light. It was a corporate commercial that was commissioned by Diamond Producers Association. Ever since his ouster, neither the actors nor the production house was kept in the loop about the project. Whoever owns the final material could have informed the actors out of sheer courtesy, but the talent can’t lay claim to it or object to it.” Also Read - Salman Khan Bonding With His Nephews in THESE Viral Videos Will Make You Crave For Family Time Too!
Ashish Patil, who is the former Talent and Business Head of Yash Raj Films, was accused of sexually exploiting a woman and was sacked from YRF in 2018 when the MeToo movement in India was at its peak. The man was accused of sexually harassing a woman who approached him for a career opportunity in Bollywood as Patil has very strong connections in the Indian film industry. Also Read - Ranveer Singh Misses His Gunday Co-Star Arjun Kapoor, Says 'Baba's Become Too Busy For me'
After his termination from YRF last year, the production house in a statment said, ““We have received an email from the survivor. We are thankful to her for reaching out to us and we have started engaging with her on the same.” After an internal inquiry was completed, YRF took to Twitter to announce about Ashish Patil’s termination with immediate effect.”
However, it has come as a shock that he is being re-rehabilitated in the entertainment industry.