Bollywood casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who was all set to make his directorial debut with the Hindi remake of The Fault in our Stars, has been suspended from the film over sexual harassment allegations by multiple women.
In a statement released, the production house Fox Star Studios said. “As a responsible organisation, Star India takes any allegation of sexual harassment of women at workplace very seriously, hence, Fox Star Studios has suspended the services of Mukesh Chabbra, the director of our film, Kizie Aur Manny, which is under production, till the internal complaints committee (ICC) of Mr Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company concludes its inquiry into the allegation,” the statement read.
Kizie Aur Manny stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi. Sushant is also embroiled in controversy he has been accused of harassment by his co-star. Sushant has denied the allegations as he wrote on Twitter that someone has a personal agenda in maligning his name through the rumours.
And for all those deliberately using the missing of Twitter ‘blue tick’ to substantiate their false claims, allow me to tell you that it is not there since 5th of September. Get your facts checked before jumping to conclusions that you so eagerly want to. pic.twitter.com/9iIUWo8RKZ
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) October 19, 2018