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Housefull 4 shooting cancelled following harassment allegations on Nana, director Sajid Khan

MeToo Movement Actor Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay accuse Sajid Khan of sexual misconduct Subhash Ghai, Piyush Mishra face heat; Saloni Chopra accuses Sajid Khan
Adrian Cunningham | 12 October, 2018, 12:02

While Sajid Khan has not opened up about the allegations, the director is facing wrath on social media and it won't be surprising if gets sacked or dropped from credentials for Housefull 4.

She also wrote that 'it's been 7 years, and it's about time I said it out loud'. These allegations came in the wake of Me Too movement which began with actor Tanushree Dutta's accusation against actor Nana Patekar.

Famed Indian actor Akshay Kumar has cancelled the shooting of his upcoming film "Housefull 4" scheduled to take place today, after sexual harassment allegations were levelled against co-actor Nana Patekar and director Sajid Khan. Well, the interview might've passed on Saloni Chopra, but it left her crying after. Later, he stood in front of her with his penis out and blocked her way.

Akshay Kumar's wife Twinkle Khanna also tweeted: "Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through".

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As Sajid had asked her while interviewing the actress that "if she has ever been sexually abused" and also asked "Do you masturbate" and also threatened her to throw out of the industry, Saloni claims.

When the harassment continued for months, on one night Sajid Khan asked her to come to stay at his house. After her refusal, director used to make nuisance comments like she doesn't any future in acting and lacks good breasts and ass. Among other allegations, Ms White said that Mr Khan told her she could get a role in his film (he was casting for 2014 film Humshakals) if she could "seduce him in 5 minutes".

"I said I was not comfortable meeting at home and to that he said "don't worry I live with my mom and she'll be around" I felt reassured and agreed. What about that? That is the question I am asking and how much of that support is genuine because it doesn't result in any kind of disciplinary action".

Under the #MeToo movement in India, as many as three women (actor RachelWhite, assistant director Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay) accused producer-director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment. "I didn't bother to answer to anything". I was so exhausted of the calls and the constant harassment, I asked him what he wanted from me. They didn't talk about anything else until Sajid Khan snapped, "Spread your legs when you sit.' When Saloni refused, he started again about how she was unattractive and then he tried to grab his hand and put it on his dick to show her that she did not give him a boner".