Housefull 4 shooting cancelled following harassment allegations on Nana, director Sajid Khan

Housefull 4 shooting cancelled following harassment allegations on Nana, director Sajid Khan

He added, "If anyone has wronged even a single woman, neither ADF (Ajay Devgn Films) nor I will stand for it".

The committee will comprise senior members from the judiciary and the legal fraternity, and will look into the framework in place to handle complaints of harassment at work, the ministry said in a tweet.

She said when women have started talking their allegations should be taken seriously.

On Friday, 12 October, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that she believes in all the women who have come out with complaints of sexual harassment. A year ago for example, a crowd-sourced list of academics accused of harassment got little attention.

"The first thing to do is naming and shaming these monsters".

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The incident happened on the sets of the 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss.

Some women said they were inspired by the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, the university researcher in the United States, who accused, without evidence, USA supreme court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

Mr Patekar denies the allegations. She had said that while action is being taken on others who had sexual harassment allegations against them, she had questioned as to why Nana Patekar was still officially a part of Housefull 4.

Some Indian actresses have long said that the industry, which is dominated by a few powerful players, needs to create an environment where survivors can come forward without fear of being ostracised.

As Sajid had asked her while interviewing the actress that "if she has ever been sexually abused" and also asked "Do you masturbate" and also threatened her to throw out of the industry, Saloni claims. All cases will be closely monitored by the ministry. Shilpa Rathnam, a News18 anchor who covers Bollywood, tweeted, "I want to know why some superstars still haven't spoken up on the #MeToo movement". This means that the culture of silence is more pervasive in government workplaces and women feel less secure to report cases or to confront their perpetrators for the lack of support.

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