When the #MeToo movement was at its peak in India, Sajid Khan was one of the several Bollywood personalities who were slapped with allegations of sexually harassing his subordinates. He had already directed a major part of the upcoming comedy-drama Housefull 4 before he had to step down as a consequence of the accusations.
Farhad Samji then took over and directed the remaining part of the movie.
Recently when the trailer of the movie was released, Sajid Khan’s name was nowhere to be seen -- neither on the posters nor the credit roll.
According to a Bollywood Bubble report, Sajid Khan is planning to resort to a legal action against the producers of the film. The report reads, “Sajid Khan is extremely miffed with everyone involved for the way things have turned out to be. He is not happy that he has got no credit for the film, which he has conceptualised and planned and even directed most of. He has sent a legal notice to Fox and asked them to give him due credit.”
It is also being said that Fox might win the case against Sajid Khan but they are not willing to get involved in any controversy ahead of the release of the film.
Sajid stepped down in October last year after he was accused of sexual harassment by three women, including actress Saloni Chopra. Lead actor Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna were the ones to support the decision that Sajid should step down as the director.
Earlier, at the launch of the trailer of the film, Akshay Kumar said that he was open to working with Sajid Khan if he gets acquitted in the case. He said, "I don't know exactly what has happened in his case but if everything goes well and if he is acquitted, I will surely work with him in the future."
Housefull 4 is a multi-starrer comedy-drama that features Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh in main roles. The film is slated to release on Diwali this year.
Housefull 4 | Official Trailer
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