Maneka Gandhi sets up panel to look into all MeToo cases

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However, after three women shared their horrific sexual harassment encounters involving Sajid, he issued a statement suggesting that the filming of Housefull 4 has been cancelled until the investigation completes.

The filmmaker has denied the allegations, called them "a fashion to malign anyone". The film maker has also been accused of sexual misconduct by a journalist and by actress Rachel White in a separate incident. It treated sexual harassment as an isolated offence, that should be solved by and within workplaces and further, silenced the survivors of sexual harassment at the workplace.

And now, we have another popular figure from the Indian film industry who has slammed Sajid Khan for his shameful character. Saloni added that one day Sajid Khan tried to grab her hand and put it on his p**is. She finally quit but he threatened her to end her career. Saloni said that he flashed his private parts to her while Karishma said that he forcibly tried to kiss when she went to his place for an interview. Similarly, Khan has requested everyone to not pass judgement until the "truth is out".

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has cancelled the shoot of Housefull 4, as his co-actor Nana Patekar and the director Sajid Khan have been accused of sexual harassment. She tweeted, "This is a heartbreaking time for my family". "Cases of #sexualharassmentatwork must be dealt with a policy of zero tolerance", she wrote. "It means any stakeholder can come and depose before the committee if they want to", the official added.

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Actor Ajay Devgn tweeted that his company believes in treating women with the utmost respect and safety. "And I told you mine so that more people can believe you and stop making women look like attention seekers".

The #MeToo movement, which is aimed against sexual harassment, started a year ago when allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein emerged.

YourStory spoke to Janice Sequeira, a former film journalist with Times Now.

Tanushree Dutta's accusation of sexual harassment of Nana Patekar started a new wave of #MeToo campaign in India. Another wrote, "It takes a lot of courage to speak up against your own brother on public forum". Actor Ranveer Singh too came out in support of #MeToo.

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