In a move that came as a complete shocker and also an eye-opener to the film fraternity, Superstar Akshay Kumar has decided to cancel the shooting of his upcoming film "Housefull 4".
Other day three different women have accused director-producer Sajid Khan of sexual harassment, while he's preparing from the shooting of Housefull 4 that will resume today. And then we have actor Nana Patekar playing a crucial role in this film and he is also facing sexual harassment case from heroine Tanushree Dutta.
Informing about the cancellation of the shoot, Akshay said, "I've just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I've requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation.".
Adding more about #MeToo movement, he said, "This is something that requires stringent action. I 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".
Reacting on the same, director-producer Sajid Khan tweeted, "In the wake of the allegations against me & the pressure being put on my family, my producer n the stars of my film Houseful4, 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".
Housefull 4 has popular Telugu heroines like Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde in the leads alongside Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh.