Ajay Devgn on #MeToo: If anyone has wronged even a single woman, I will not stand for it

FP Staff

October 12, 2018 21:01:39 IST

Amid the rising number of cases and accounts in the #MeToo wave, actor Ajay Devgn has said he was disturbed to read so many accounts of harassment in the industry. He added, in a tweet, that he believed in providing women with a safe and respectful workplace and will not tolerate such behaviour at Ajay Devgn FFilms, his production company.

As multiple women came out to share their #MeToo experiences with Sajid Khan, the Bollywood director stepped down from his project , actor Akshay Kumar cancelled its shoot, and Sajid's family members Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar expressed disappointment on Friday.

Sajid has been named by multiple women, including two actresses — Saloni Chopra and Rachel White — and journalist Karishma Upadhyay, for sexual misconduct and harassment.

Sajid Khan and Ajay Devgn. YouTube

Sajid Khan and Ajay Devgn. YouTube

The accusations against Sajid are "heartbreaking for the family", said his filmmaker-sister Farah Khan. Their cousin, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar said he was "shocked, disappointed and heartbroken" to read stories about Sajid's behaviour.

Akshay was disturbed to read about the claims against Sajid, and requested Housefull 4 producers to cancel the shoot until further investigation. The film also features Nana Patekar, who too is accused of sexual misconduct by actress Tanushree Dutta.

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2018 21:29 PM