Amid sexual harassment, allegations by a journalist an actress and an assistant director, Sajid Khan today shared a statement on Twitter saying that he will be stepping down as the director of Housefull 4. His message reads, “I must take moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post.”
His full statement reads, “In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of the film Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth. I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out.”
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
Akshay Kumar, the lead actor of Housefull 4 had already requested the producers of the film to cancel further shoots until the truth is out.
Akshay on Friday shared a statement on Twitter, saying he will “not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve.” He also wrote, “This is something that requires stringent action.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 12, 2018
Housefull 4 also stars Nana Patekar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta.
Earlier today, Twinkle Khanna shared on Twitter, “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
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Housefull 4 was set to release around Diwali 2019.>