The year-old #MeToo movement has long failed to take root in India, but Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta’s accusations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar appears to be emboldening women to speak out at last. In recent days other Bollywood figures, a comedian, a best-selling author and top journalists have all found themselves accused of abusing their positions to behave improperly towards women. As the movement gathers more steam, females in the industry are coming forward exposing more prominent names.
After Aamir Khan, another actor to take a stand against sexual harassment is Akshay Kumar. Last night, Sajid Khan, who is the director of Housefull 4 was accused by a journalist Karishma Upadhyay made a revelation of sexual misconduct against him which was followed by more allegations by actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White. Now, as the news has left everyone startled, Akshay Kumar is also taking a stand against it.
Akshay, a while ago, took to Twitter to share that he was not in the country and he is disturbed ever since he has heard the news of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan. He has urged the producers to stop the shoot of the film until further investigation is done. Check out his tweet.