Sajid Khan steps down as Housefull 4 director

MeToo hits India Newsrooms face sexual harassment investigations as women speak out

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He has not yet responded to the allegations and foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, did not comment either. 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. Soon after her article was published, Sajid Khan tweeted, asking the media not to judge him till he "proves the truth".

The "Housefull 4" actor had issued a statement on Twitter that read, "Deeply disturbing to hear and read the news of so many women who had to go through these incidents of harassment in various fields".

Akshay's wife and producer Twinkle Khanna also urged everyone involved with the film to take a stand. Sajid, who was the director of the film, too had issued a statement saying he was stepping down as the director of the film. And even his cousin Farhan Akhtar, who always raised his voice against harassment of women said he is really disappointed and heartbroken.

Rachel has also spoken at length about her trauma in a series of tweets. "The cases of sexual harassment at work must be dealt with a policy of zero tolerance", Maneka Gandhi told ANI. She added that some year later, when they had to work together again on a show.

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In February 2015, a woman researcher filed a complaint against RK Pachauri, the head of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), stating that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with her at the workplace. In recent days two leading editors have stepped down, a Bollywood production house has been shuttered, India's top comedy troupe faces an uncertain future and a popular author has apologized.

YourStory spoke to Janice Sequeira, a former film journalist with Times Now. Well, the interview might've passed on Saloni Chopra, but it left her crying after. Now, we hear that the veteran actor has made a decision to bow down from the Akshay Kumar starrer as he believes it is convenient for everyone.

Patekar has denied Dutta's allegations that he misbehaved and harassed her during the shooting of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008, reported HT.

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