The #MeToo movement continues to sweep across the Indian entertainment industry, bringing down many careers in its all-encompassing swoop. It all started when Tanushree Dutta made allegations against Nana Patekar about how she was harassed by him on the sets of a film 10 years ago. Ever since, several women – celebrities and non-celebs – have come forward to share their experience on sets.
The result was that a number of filmmakers such as Vikas Bahl, Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor among others have faced the brunt of allegations. One such filmmaker is Subhash Kapoor who lost out on the prestigious biopic Mogul, based on the life of the late music baron Gulshan Kumar. Subhash was fighting a case of sexual misconduct filed by his ex-girlfriend. When Aamir Khan, who was part of the project, got to know about this, he walked out leading to Subhash’s exit as well.
However, the Jolly LLB director’s woes don’t end here. According to reports, Subhash may lose out on the Jolly LLB franchise as well.
A source close to the development says, “Fox Star who produce the Jolly LLB series have zero tolerance for sexual offences. And Akshay Kumar who plays the lead in the series has made it clear he won’t work with anyone linked to sexual offences. Housefull 4’s director Sajid Khan, also accused of sexual misconduct, had to be fired on Akshay’s stand. Subhash Kapoor too will have to go.”