#MeToo campaign: In the light of Me Too movement, several celebrities have begun distancing themselves from the projects in which alleged sexual predators have been named. After Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, now it’s Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn who has extended support to the ongoing movement and has decided to exit a production involving an accused. The 49- year-old Devgn tweeted his support for the women who have stepped out with their reports of gross sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of industry veterans like Nana Patekar and Alok Nath.
In the Twitter post, he mentioned that he was disturbed by the happenings with regard to #MeToo. He said his production company and he believes in providing utmost respect and safety to women. He categorically said that if anyone has done any wrong to even a single woman, neither he nor his company, ADF Films, would stand for that person.
Recently, Akshay Kumar and Nana Patekar walked out of Housefull4, forcing the cancellation of a shoot after director Sajid Khan was named in a sexual harassment case. Filmmaker Sajid Khan has already stepped down from directing the film after he was accused of sexual misconduct.
Similarly, Aamir Khan backed out of the project titled Mogul under the banner of T-Series after the allegations were levelled against director Subhash Kapoor. Mogul was the biopic based on Bhushan Kumar’s father and T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar.
The Me Too India Movement in India started when Tanushree Dutta revived a 10-year-old controversy when she accused senior actor Nana Patekar of alleged sexual misconduct during a song shoot 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss. Apart from him, industry heavyweights such as Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, have been allegedly accused of sexual misconduct. Among them, Rajat Kapoor and Kailash Kher have already apologised for their misdeeds.