»   »   »  Riteish Deshmukh On #MeToo : It's Extremely Brave Of Every Woman To Have Shared Their Stories

Riteish Deshmukh On #MeToo : It's Extremely Brave Of Every Woman To Have Shared Their Stories

Subscribe to Filmibeat
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Actor Riteish Deshmukh has come out in support of women who have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment as part of India's #MeToo movement. Riteish's statement comes after his "Housefull 4" director Sajid Khan was accused of sexual harassment by three female actors and a journalist. Sajid has since stepped down as the director of Housefull 4, which also stars Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol.

    "Deeply disturbing to hear and read the news of so many women who had to go through these incidents of harassment in various fields. I think it's extremely brave of every woman to have shared their stories... All need to be heard and not judged. I stand with them today. #MeToo," Riteish tweeted.


    The film's lead star Akshay announced Friday that the shooting has been 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.

    #MeToo: Kangana Ranaut Lashes Out At Vikas Bahl's Ex-Wife For Defending Him

    "This is something that requires stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve," the 51-year-old actor added.

    Riteish said he second Akshay's stand on Housefull 4. The film also featured Nana Patekar, who was the first celebrity to be accused of harassment by actor Tanushree Dutta a fortnight ago. He has denied the allegation and the matter is sub judice.

    The makers of Housefull 4 have decided to drop him as well. "Nana Patekar is dropped from the film due to allegations of sexual harassment against him. The decision was taken today," source close to the production house, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, told PTI.

    Dutta's revelations have sparked what media is terming as India's #MeToo movement, where journalists, actors and professionals have taken to social media to talk about workplace harassment.

    Credits - PTI

    Read more about: riteish deshmukh metoo

    Get all the buzzing scoop from the world of entertainment - Filmibeat

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more