Akshay Kumar, who returned from Italy after vacationing with his family, has reportedly cancelled the shooting of his upcoming film, Housefull 4 amid sexual allegations against Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan.
A source revealed to the leading daily, that this is for the first time the actor has cancelled shooting in his 28-year-long career.
A source said, “Akshay is known to be a disciplinarian and has never cancelled a shoot in his 28 year- long career. This is the first time that he has decided to cancel a shoot, perhaps because the #metoo movement just can’t be ignored. The allegations made against Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar are both serious and grave in nature.”
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.
Twinkle also reacted to #MeToo 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.”
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.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 12, 2018
Twinkle Khanna 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, Saloni 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.>