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. But he has denied the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him, saying 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.
Sushant took to Twitter to post the conversation that took place between him and Sanjana and to share his side of the story. On the other hand, Sanjana, who will be making her big screen acting debut with the film, has not yet spoken on the matter.
In the chat, the actors are sharing their experience of working with each other and “non-conducive conditions” on the film’s set. Check his tweets below:
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After the allegations, many other reports started speculating that Sushant’s verification badge appears to have been revoked by Twitter.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.
“And for all those deliberately using the missing of Twitter ‘blue tick’ to substantiate their false claims, allow me to tell you that it is not there since 5th of September. Get your facts checked before jumping to conclusions that you so eagerly want to,” Sushant wrote on his Twitter page.
As per PTI, in August, a report in DNA had claimed that the shooting for Kizie Aur Manny was stalled because Sushant made Sanjana “uncomfortable” on the sets.
Casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who was set to make his directorial debut with the film, supported Sushant saying “no such incident happened on the sets”.
Mukesh was on Friday suspended from his directing duties on Kizie Aur Manny over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women.