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Akshay Kumar cancels Housefull 4’s shooting, Sajid Khan steps down as director

Akshay Kumar cancels Housefull 4’s shooting, Sajid Khan steps down as director Akshay Kumar cancels Housefull 4’s shooting, Sajid Khan steps down as director
Hannah Rogers | 12 October, 2018, 14:45

"Hence the decision was taken that Sajid will be asked to leave the film". "I was so scared around the people I worked with", she wrote. He asks questions like 'do you masturbate?' and 'how many times a week?'... he also asked me if I'd ever been sexually abused, I said yes. "I got up to leave immediately only to find him blocking the way out".

She faced repeated harassment and Sajid Khan always passed comments like she wasn't sexy enough or didn't have enough "oomph". She broke down after the interview, but got the job. These include actor Rachel White, assistant director Saloni Chopra and a journalist.

She recalls how petrified she was whenever Sajid would call her for work. She told in a series of tweets that he asked her to strip down to bikini and even asked her to seduce him in 5 mins at his home.

As per the post of the actress, she had faced sexual and mental harassment from the director for several months.

She added that she had to work with him again while she was working with a music channel. A journalist also issued a statement where she was called to Sajid's house for an "interview" where he only talked about his penis, flashed it and forced his tongue down her throat.

Supporting the women who have come out and shared their accounts of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour by director Sajid Khan, actor Akshay Kumar on Friday took to Twitter to say that he has asked the producers of his upcoming movie Housefull 4 to cancel shooting till the allegations against the director are investigated.

In the last two weeks, since the time Tanushree Dutta came out with details of harassment she faced on the sets of a 2008 film, Horn OK Pleassss, at the hands of veteran actor Nana Patekar, scores of women have spoken up in what is being seen as India's #MeToo. After Rajat Kapur, Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath and others, another famous name to join the list of alleged predators is that of director Sajid Khan.

Farhan Akhtar, Sajid's cousin, also expressed "shock" and "disappointment" over the allegations.

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