“In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film ‘Housefull 4’, 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.. Request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out,” he tweeted.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) 1539327911000
His departure comes following sexual harassment allegations made by assistant director Saloni Chopra and a journalist. The film’s lead star Akshay Kumar also announced that he has asked the film’s shooting to be put on hold for now.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1539326604000
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