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Sajid Khan steps down as director of `Housefull 4` after facing sexual harassment charges,

Entertainment 12-10-2018 MUMBAI 28

 Sajid Khan steps down as director of `Housefull 4` after facing sexual harassment charges,

New Delhi: The #MeeToo movement in Bollywood seems to be gaining momentum with each passing day.

After Alok Nath, Subhash Ghai and Luv Ranjan, filmmaker Sajid Khan is facing harassment charges.

A journalist accused Sajid of sexual harassment on October 11 and the news has left everyone in shock.

Sajid, who was directing `Housefull 4`, has now stepped down from his post and has asked people not to pass judgements until the truth is out.

The filmmaker took to Twitter and wrote, “In the wake of the allegations against me & the pressure being put on my family, my producer n the stars of my film Houseful 4, i must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time i can allay the allegations and prove the truth..

I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgement till the truth is out” Minutes before his Tweet, Houseful 4 actor Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, “I`ve just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing.

I`ve requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation.

This is something that requires stringent action.

I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harrasment should be heard and given the justice they deserve.” `Housefull 4` is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

It happens to be the fourth installment of the Housefull series.

Sajid Khan also directed the first two installments of the film.

It is slated to hit the screens on Diwali 2019.

The film also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Sharad Kelkar, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Kharbanda and Kriti Sanon.

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