Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

#MeToo Allegation on Director, Hero Cancels Shoot

#MeToo Allegation on Director, Hero Cancels Shoot

"I believe in the pain and trauma behind every single complaint".

Actor Akshay Kumar quit Housefull 4 after the movie's director, Sajid Khan, was accused of sexual misconduct by a former assistant director. He said in a statement on Twitter, "In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film Housefull 4, I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post. And it applies to the media as well as to politics or senior personnel in companies", Gandhi told news channel India Today TV when asked to comment on allegations against a "big" politician. She further said, "said 'I'm ready to parade your office in a bikini, but not at home". Dia Mirza expressed her grief and anger on knowing about Sajid's case, she said, "I am so sorry you had to go through this @karishmau".

Saloni Chopra said, "Sajid Khan used to talk about his d*** and how big it apparently is and his sexual needs".

In the other case, Taal director Subhash Ghai was accused of rape by a woman who says he spiked her drink and sexually assaulted her.

An IndiaSpend article indicated that there was a 51 percent rise in the reporting of workplace sexual harassment (at places related to work) from 469 to 715 cases in 2015.

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She requested people to refrain from mocking those who have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment on social media. They added that they are committed to making the film industry a safe and happy one to work in.

"I don't in any way endorse this behaviour and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt", she tweeted.

Ungli actor Rachel White, responded to Chopra with her own story of harassment at the hands of the director, saying, "Believe you with your story". Shilpa Rathnam, a News18 anchor who covers Bollywood, tweeted, "I want to know why some superstars still haven't spoken up on the #MeToo movement". Ever since then, a large number of women from various walks of life have come out with their stories.

Tanushree Dutta's accusation of sexual harassment of Nana Patekar started a new wave of #MeToo campaign in India.

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