T-series chairman Bhushan Kumar is the latest name came out for sexual misconduct. An anonymous Twitter user accused Kumar of asking for sexual favours in return for a three-film contract.
The #MeToo movement in Bollywood has gained momentum and women are coming out and sharing their stories.
On Friday, an unnamed woman claimed on Twitter that Bhushan had called her to a bungalow for a three-film deal and threatened to destroy her career if she refused. “I was new and I was scared, very scared!! The next day i got to know that i was dropped from the film bcoz i had refused to sleep with the ‘boss’.”
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Bhushan Kumar has denied the allegation. In a statement, he said: “I am appalled and anguished to know that my name has been dragged in this meetoo by some anonymous person(s). The allegations against me are bad on the face of it. I have enjoyed an impeccable reputation and have always maintained professionalism.”
He added, “The tweet has been used as a tool to defame me and malign my reputation. I have taken this allegation very seriously and lodging a complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police to track the mysterious people(s) whose twitter handles have disappeared within seconds of uploading the malicious tweet. I’ll take all such actions as I will be legally advised.”
Recently, Aamir Khan quit Mogul, which is a production of Bhushan Kumar’s home banner T-Series, in the wake of allegations against the director of the film, Subhash Kapoor.