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Housefull 4: Female Dancer Alleges Molestation while on Set

female dancer from Housefull 4 allegedly complained of molestation while she was on the sets.

The woman filed a complaint against the molesters who misbehaved with her and also mentioned that actors Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh were present on the sets.

Now, the makers of the film have reacted to the incident that has left everyone in a shock.

According to the statement, Housefull 4’s Executive Producer, Manoj Mitra says that the incident didn’t happen on the sets or during the shoot; it took place off the sets.

Mitra says: “It is disheartening to hear about this incident.

As an Executive producer, I would like to clarify that the recent incident that showed up in the news related to the sets of Housefull 4, is something that evidently didn’t happen on the sets or during the shoot; it took place off the sets and hence I have to state that it is beyond our capabilities.

I would also like to clarify that Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh had packed up way before this incident occurred. It was their personal matter and nothing related to our film shoot.”

Raman Dave who is the head of the dancers explained:

“There was some argument between the boys which happened post pack up outside the set and the girl tried to save one of the males who was her friend.

She tried to stop the fight but unfortunately, it was a heated argument and during the course of this fight the boys happen to push her away to stay out of the fight.

We have learned that the argument was between the dancers and Pawan Shetty (who is an outsider) and nothing to do with our film.

I had left from shoot but my set attendant Sandra was there on the set and even she has mentioned that nothing happened on the set.

All the details reported about this incident failed to be true and it did not happen on our sets.”

The female dancer mentioned her ordeal in a statement:

“I was sitting with a colleague when suddenly two men Pawan Shetty, Sagar and four others came and tried to take away my colleague forcefully.

They also threatened and I tried to stop them. Shetty started pushing me and touched my private parts. I’ve filed a molestation case. I want him behind bars.”

From the on-going news coverages, Housefull 4 has already been in murky waters.

Be it Tanushree Dutta’s accusations against actor Nana Patekar or Sajid Khan being accused of sexual misconduct, the movie has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Further updates to follow.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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