Amid allegations of sexual misconduct against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar, a junior artiste has said she had been molested on the sets of film Housefull 4.
She said she was molested by a man on the sets at Chitrakoot Studio in Mumbai late on Thursday night.
“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,” she told ANI.
The woman said Housefull 4 actors Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh were present at the set at the time and Akshay told her that she should file a statement. According to an ANI report, an FIR has been registered.
Housefull 4 has been entangled in controversies ever since the #MeToo movement started, owing to which Nana Patekar has quit the franchise and Sajid Khan has stepped down saying he would come back only after “proving” his truth.
According to the latest reports, the makers are looking for a potential replacement of Nana Patekar.