While, Patekar is yet to comment on the issue openly, he has denied the allegations. At the end of the interview, she was in tears and realised that she was uncomfortable in front of him. "I'm surprised that it's come as a shock", she wrote in a reply to his tweet. She has also made it clear that Sajid will have to atone for his actions if the allegations made against him are true. Similarly, Khan has requested everyone to not pass judgement until the "truth is out".
Within hours after Akshay's tweet, director Sajid Khan exited the project.
Sajid's cousin, Farhan Akhtar, too had reacted strongly stating that the revelation had left him "heartbroken" and shocked.' Farhan had tweeted, "I can not adequately stress how shocked, disappointed and heartbroken I am to read the stories about Sajid's behaviour". "Cases of #sexualharassmentatwork must be dealt with a policy of zero tolerance", she wrote. She added that some year later, when they had to work together again on a show. The latest to react to the MeToo movement is Ajay Devgn who said that if a woman is wronged, he will stand by them. I believe in the pain and trauma behind every single complaint. Some of the biggest stars are yet to speak up. I replied saying "there are pics of me in bikinis sent to u, I think that should good for u" n wen he insisted I said "I'm ready to parade ur office in a bikini nt at home".
YourStory spoke to Janice Sequeira, a former film journalist with Times Now.
The Me Too wave in India, which was started previous year by student Raya Sarkar, who released a List of Sexual Harassers in Academia (LoSHA), found a new push after actor Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. We, the media industry, need to make them feel empowered.
"I'm very happy that the #MeToo campaign has started". She pushed him and ran out crying. Actor Ranveer Singh too came out in support of #MeToo.