Last year when the #MeToo storm hit the film industry, Sushant Singh Rajput's name was also dragged into the controversy when reports surfaced about him allegedly misbehaving with his 'Kizie Aur Manny' co-star Sanjana Sanghi. Later, the actor shared screenshots of conversations that took place between him and Sanghi on Twitter to set the record straight and the debutante actress too slammed the 'misbehaviour' reports.
Recently while speaking to Mid-Day, the actor revealed that the last schedule of Kizie Aur Manny will kickstart in Paris and also opened up about the #MeToo allegations.
Sushant Found The Allegations 'Paradoxical'
The actor told Mid-Day, "It was paradoxical because it [the #MeToo movement] was something that I stand for."
It Was A Smear Campaign
Asserting that it was a smear campaign, Sushant added, "I happened to be one of the intentional and strategic casualties. Many paid campaigners were used to give it a burst."
Sushant Says He Felt Bad & Misunderstood
"I felt bad and misunderstood. The more it gets written about, the more it damages my reputation, which I have worked hard to build."
Sushant Strongly Advocates The #MeToo Movement
"The movement is a good thing. It is all about changing mindsets," the actor told the leading daily.
Sanjana Too Had Clarified In A Post That Sushant Never Misbehaved With Her
"On returning from a long trip to the US yesterday, I read several baseless and unfounded stories with respect to misconduct and misbehaviour on the sets of our film Kizie Aur Manny. I'd like to clarify that no such incident took place with me. Let's put an end to these conjectures."
On the work front, Sushant will also be seen in Abhishek Chabey's Sonchiriya and Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore.