Sajid Khan has stepped down as the director of Housefull 4, as revealed by a tweet the director shared.
Akshay Kumar also recently tweeted his decision to cancel any further shoots of Housefull 4 until further investigation, following sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan by three women.
Meanwhile, Twinkle Khanna, who has been known to take a strong standpoint on feminist issues, also recently tweeted on the matter, urging all those who are working in the upcoming Sajid Khan film, Housefull 4, to speak up and take a "firm stance".
Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. Everyone involved in Housefull needs to take a firm stance on this issue. This cannot go on. " Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 12, 2018
Following actress Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and aggressive behaviour on the sets of 2008 film Horn OK Pleassss, many well known personalities have come out in support of Tanushree. Her statement brought a flurry of similar claims by actresses and media personalities who voiced their #MeToo accounts. Noted artistes like Alok Nath, Vairamuthu, Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat and others have been named. Twinkle had voiced her support of Tanushree earlier, when she tagged Janice Sequeira's Twitter thread (corroborating Dutta's claims), stating that more people should read it, as a safe working environment for women was a fundamental right.
Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us! https://t.co/f8Nj9YWRvE " Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 28, 2018