Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was dragged into the #MeToo movement after a report about him behaving inappropriately with Kizie Aur Manny co-star Sanjana Sanghi emerged. He later denied the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him and said that it is a smear campaign. The report, which started doing the rounds on social media, accused Sushant of harassing the female lead of the film. Now, Sanjana reacted to the ongoing controversy surrounding the film and said that Sushant never misbehaved with her and reports claiming otherwise are “baseless”.
Earlier today, Sanjana took to her Twitter and dismissed the ‘baseless and unfounded stories’ that have been doing the rounds on social media. Sanjana, who is making her Bollywood debut, said she was out of the country and just got to know about the allegations, which are untrue. “On returning from a long trip to the US yesterday, I read several baseless and unfounded stories with respect to misconduct and misbehaviour on the sets of our film Kizie Aur Manny. I’d like to clarify that no such incident took place with me. Let’s put an end to these conjectures,” Sanjana wrote.
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A story started doing the rounds on social media about Sushant’s alleged misconduct, forcing him to share the screenshot of his conversations with Sanjana where they are seen chatting about their experience of working on the project.
According to the report, Sanjana had informed director Mukesh Chabbra about Sushant’s alleged behaviour, during the film’s shoot in July, but he “laughed off the matter”.
After the allegations, many other reports started speculating that Sushant’s verification badge appears to have been revoked by Twitter. The actor, however, clarified that his verification has been missing since September 5.
Mukesh was on Friday suspended from his directing duties on Kizie Aur Manny over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women.