Akshay Kumar Says He'll Work With Sajid Khan If He's Acquitted
Akshay Kumar added that it was the studio's call to not give any credit to Sajid Khan for Housefull 4, because of allegations of sexual harassment against him
Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. The actor, who first garnered fame from Khiladi back in 1992 has come a long way. Throughout the course of career, he has been a part of various films such as Mohra, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan, Singh is King and many others - most of which fared very well at the box office. His last few films have also been churning out big numbers at the box office and he is currently gearing up for the release of his next film, Housefull 4, which is all set to hit screens worldwide on October 25.
During a press conference of the trailer launch of Housefull 4 yesterday, Akshay also spoke about working with Sajid Khan. Sajid had directed the first 2 installments on Housefull and was supposed to direct the fourth one too, however, after accusations of sexual harassment emerged against him, he was dropped out of the film. Recalling Sajid's contribution to the franchise, Akshay 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. And it is true that he has directed 60% of the film but this call to not give him credit has been taken by the studio."
Shedding light on if there have been any changes every since the #MeToo movement took over Bollywood, Akshay revealed that the production houses and filmmakers as well, are now being careful about how to deal with such incidents. "There have been a lot of changes. I think every other production company which I know - even in Sajid Nadidadwala’s company nowadays - there is an officer who deals with sexual harassment cases. They make sure that nothing goes wrong. They are there to accept complaints and they know everything what is happening. There is a lot of security. We don’t want any misbehaviour in our company or film sets," he concluded.