‘Akshay Kumar And Riteish Deshmukh Were Not On The Sets’ Says Producer Manoj Mitra On Dancer Molestation Case
A woman dancer from the sets of Housefull 4 has said, she has been molested by a male dancer in the presence of Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh.
The woman said, “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.”
However, Manoj Mitra (Executive Producer) clarified the news and said the actors were not present on the sets at the time of the incident.
“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,” he said.
Manoj further added, “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.”
Raman Dave, Head Of Dancers, said: “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 the 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.”
According to the FIR, the incident took place at 1:45 AM. Whereas the pack up was done at 10:00 PM at the location. Check the FIR below:
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