Junior artiste alleges sexual harassment on ‘Housefull 4′ sets

Mumbai, October 26: A junior artiste has alleged that she was molested on the sets of ‘Housefull 4′ on Thursday night.

Narrating her ordeal, the victim told that she was sitting with a colleague on the sets of the movie, when two men, Pawan Shetty and Sagar, along with four other men came and allegedly began misbehaving with her friend.

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She said soon things got uglier. She alleged that the miscreants caught hold of her also and allegedly touched her inappropriately, when she tried to intervene.

“I was sitting with a colleague when suddenly two men, Pawan Shetty and Sagar, with four others came and tried to take away my colleague forcefully. When I tried to stop them, Shetty started pushing me and touched my private parts,” the junior artist told ANI.

“When I started screaming, the production people, actors Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, came outside. They only gave us the idea that we should call the police. The accused men ran away when they saw the production people and others,” she added.

An FIR has been registered.

The fourth installment of the ‘Housefull’ franchise has been in news since weeks after actor Nana Patekar and director Sajid Khan were accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement in India.

After the allegations surfaced against them, both Patekar and Khan announced their exit from the film.

Source Tribune India