A woman dancer recently said that she was molested by a male dancer on the sets of Housefull 4 and all of this happened when Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh were present on the sets. However, the executive producer Manoj Mitra clarified that the actors had packed up by then and the issue is not that of molestation, but a personal difference that occurred between the two.
According to the FIR report, the time of the incident is around 1:45 am, wherein the pack up happened at 10:00 pm at the location where the shoot was happening.
Akshay Kumar & Riteish Deshmukh Were Not At The Sets, Says Producer
"I would also like to clarify that Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh had packed up way before this incident occurred. It was their personal matter and nothing related to our film shoot." said executive producer Manoj Mitra.
The Incident Happened Off The Sets & Is Beyond Our Capabilities
"It is disheartening to hear about this incident. As an Executive producer, I would like to clarify that the recent incident that showed up in the news related to the sets of Housefull 4, is something that evidently didn't happen on the sets or during the shoot; it took place off the sets and hence I have to state that it is beyond our capabilities."
Raman Dave - Head Of Dancers Says 'Nothing Happened On The Sets'
"There was some argument between the boys which happened post pack up outside the set and the girl tried to save one of the males who was her friend, she tried to stop the fight but unfortunately it was a heated argument and during the course of this fight the boys happen to push her away to stay out of the fight. We have learned that the argument was between the dancers and Pawan Shetty (who is an outsider) and nothing to do with our film. I had left from shoot but my set attendant Sandra was there on the set and even she has mentioned that nothing happened on the set. All the details reported about this incident failed to be true and it did not happen on our sets."
Here's What The Woman Dancer Had Said Today...
"I was sitting with a colleague when suddenly two men Pawan Shetty, Sagar and four others came and tried to take away my colleague forcefully. They also threatened and I tried to stop them. Shetty started pushing me and touched my private parts. I've filed a molestation case. I want him behind bars."
The makers of the film had released a statement in the afternoon and now the copy of FIR has confirmed the veracity of the same. Have a look at it here-