Amidst the sexual harassment allegations and trending #MeToo against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar, actor Akshay Kumar decides to stop the shooting of their much awaited movie "Housefull 4".
"I have just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I have requested the producers of 'Housefull 4' to cancel the shoot until further investigation," Akshay tweeted on Friday morning.
The actor who came back from Italy last night said in one of his interviews that #MeToo is something that requires strict action and that he will not work with any proven offenders.
Grave allegations against director Sajid Khan, who has been helming the fourth film in Sajid Nadiadwala's comedy franchise, went viral.
Akshay's wife and producer Twinkle Khanna also urged everyone involved with the film to take a stand.
Sajid has been named by many women for sexual misconduct.
Nana Patekar, who is one of the actors in forthcoming Housefull 4 has been accused of sexually harassing actress Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film "Horn Ok Pleassss".
Twinkle Khanna took to twitter to share her feelings:
"Appalled hearing multiple incidents of harassment and it is truly horrific to hear what these women have been through. Everyone involved in 'Housefull' needs to take a firm stance on this issue. This cannot go on,"
"Housefull 4" also stars Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead roles.