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#MeToo effect: Akshay Kumar ask producers to cancel shoot of Sajid Khan's 'Housefull 4'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Kumar Friday said he has requested the producers of "4" to halt the film's shoot, asserting that he will not work with any "proven offenders".

"4" is being directed by and features Nana Patekar, who have been accused of sexual harassment.

Stringent action should be taken against the offenders, Kumar said in a brief statement posted on

"I've just landed back in the country last night and reading all the has been very disturbing. I've requested the producers of 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation," he wrote.

"This is something that requires stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve," the 51-year-old added.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 12:40 IST