#MeToo: Centre to form committee to examine cases, Nana Patekar quits ‘Housefull 4’
New Delhi: Taking serious note of the #MeTooIndia movement, the Ministry of Women and Child Development today announced that it will set up a committee to examine all such cases.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi informed that senior judicial and legal persons will be the members of the committee.
“We have put in a group of judges who will then examine some of the cases in an independent and a free style. They will then advice them and us on where we should go from here,” said Maneka Gandhi while speaking to the newsmen.
“The committee will look into the legal and institutional framework which is in place for handling complaints of sexual harassment at work and advise the Ministry on how to strengthen these frameworks,” tweeted the ministry.
In a statement issued by the Ministry, she also urged the working women across all sectors to report incidents of sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, Nana Patekar, who has been accused of harassment, has quit ‘Housefull 4’. His son Malhar Nana Patekar informed about the veteran actor’s decision.
“Nana saheb thought of the convenience of everybody as he wishes the best for the producer and the crew and hence felt that stepping out of the project would be an appropriate thing to do at this point of time,” said Malhar in a statement.
The ‘Welcome Back’ star has been accused by Tanushree Dutta of harassing her on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleasss’.
Likewise, Director Sajid Khan, who has also been accused of sexual harassment, stepped down as the director of upcoming comedy-drama today.
On the other hand, Akshay Kumar urged the producers of ‘Housefull 4’ to cancel the shoot until further investigation.