Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh's Housefull 4 has been in troubled waters ever since Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar were defendants of molestation. A few minutes after Akshay Kumar decided to stall the shooting of the film, Sajid took to social media to release a statement stating that he is stepping down as the director of Housefull 4 till the time he will allay the allegations and prove the truth.
"In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being placed on me and my family, the producers and stars of my film Housefull 4, I need to take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post," Sajid wrote.
Soon Nana Patekar followed suit and quit the film after Tanushree Dutta filed a complaint against the actor for harassing her on the sets of their 2008 film Horn Ok Pleassss.
Sajid was replaced by Farhad Samji and the film was back on the right track. However now a female junior artist was mistreated on the sets of the film. A dancer in the upcoming film has filed an FIR against a man who tried to get too close for comfort and even touched her private part.
The incident happened when the star cast was shooting for the film at Chitrakoot grounds in Mumbai. In an interview with the media, the dancer said, "We got a tea break for 5-10 minutes when my colleague Amir came and sat next to me. Soon Pawan Shetty, who is also a dancer with our association, came along with Sagar and four other men."
"They started dragging Amir out to meet Raj. I am aware of their fights and that is the reason I intervened before things could blow out of proportion. Amid the scuffle, Pawan lifted me up from the back and touched my private part and then pushed me behind. Soon I started screaming and the production team came out including Akshay sir and Riteish sir."
"It was Akshay sir who suggested me to file a police complaint against the men. Seeing things obtaining out of hand, Pawan ran away from the sets," said the dancer.
With #MeToo movement tide taking over the Bollywood, skeletons are popping out of the closet with every passing day. After a lot of women shared horrifying experiences of sexual misconduct and molestation at the hands of Bollywood celebrities like Rajat Kapoor, Piyush Mishra, Kailash Kher, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and Subhash Ghai.