#MeToo: Sajid Khan steps down as 'Housefull 4' director over allegations of sexual harassment

Director Sajid Khan on Friday announced his departure from ‘Housefull 4’ in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him by two women. In a post on Twitter, Sajid said he was taking the “moral responsibility” to step down till he can clear his name of the allegations.

Sajid Khan accused of sexual misconduct by more women

Director of hit films like ‘Housefull’ and ‘Heyy Baby’, Sajid Khan was earlier accused of sexual misconduct in a chilling post shared by his former assistant director Saloni Chopra. Now, two more women have spoken out against sexual misconduct by Sajid Khan

“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.

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.

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‘Race 3’ actress accuses Sajid Khan of sexual and mental abuse

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