Bollywood's #MeToo movement, that started with Tanushree Dutta's allegations against veteran actor Nata Patekar has gained momentum in the past few days and has brought up several other names of Bollywood celebrities who have been accused of alleged misconduct by women in the industry. In the wake of the same, a female junior artiste came forward and launched a complaint against a man who allegedly molested her and her colleague along with 5 other men on the sets of the upcoming film 'Housefull 4' at Chitrakoot studio in Mumbai on Thursday, October 25.
As per media reports, the victim narrated the ordeal to ANI saying that she was sitting with a colleague on the sets of the movie when two men, namely Pawan Shetty and Sagar along with four other men came and began misbehaving with her friend. When she tried to intervene, a man, who was among six men, reportedly got a hold of her as well and touched her inappropriately.
In a statement to ANI, she said, "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. They also threatened. When I tried to stop them, Shetty started pushing me and touched my private parts."
"When I started screaming, the production people and actors Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh, came outside. They only gave the idea that we should call the police. The accused men ran away when they saw the production people and others, I've filed a molestation case. I want him behind bars" she further stated.
Reportedly, an FIR is already being launched against the accused.
The upcoming Bollywood comedy 'Housefull 4' has been in the news ever since actor Nata Patekar, who was a part of the film, was accused of misconduct by former actress Tanushree Dutta on the sets of 2009 film 'Horn Ok Pleassss'. Later, director of the venture, Sajid Khan was also accused of misconduct allegations, as a journalist came forward and complained about his misbehaviour during an interview. However, both of them have quit the film as the allegations surfaced.
In the wake of the ongoing movement, names of several renowned celebrities including director Vikas Bahl, and actor Alok Nath, among others, have come under the scanner. This news has created a huge stir in the industry and several stars have spoken up against the offenders and extended their support to the assault survivors. Celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Swara Bhasker, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Twinkle Khanna, Simi Garewal, Lisa Ray, Parineeti Chopra have appreciated the ongoing #MeToo movement.
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