#MeToo: John Abraham fires Vicky Sidana from Batla House credit roll
It has been almost a month since the #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India. After Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, several bigwigs of Bollywood including Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor were exposed. However, Bollywood has taken corrective measures against those who were accused of sexual harassment.
According to a report published in mid-day, actor John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani and producer Bhushan Kumar have decided to distance casting director Vicky Sidana from their next movie, Batla House.
“Vicky Sidana was the casting director on board Batla House. In light of the grave allegations against Sidana and the ongoing police investigation, John, Nikkhil and Bhushan have decided to drop his name from the final credit roll. He can’t be fired from the project because his job is already done,” mid-day added.
“Although the contract drawn with him states that he be credited for his work, the production house wants to express their solidarity with the aggrieved women. So, they are considering options to wiggle out of it,” the daily noted.
Previously, two survivors accused Vicky Sidana of sexual misconduct while actor Kritika Sharma accused him of attempted rape in 2013.
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