Sushant Singh Rajput denies sexual harassment allegations

Actor was accused of misconduct by his 'Kizie Aur Manny' co-star Sanjana Sanghi a few months ago


Entertainment Desk October 19, 2018
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Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was accused of misconduct by his Kizie Aur Manny co-star Sanjana Sanghi a few months ago. While her allegations weren't paid any heed at that time, in the wake of #MeToo recently, social media users brought the news back.

In his defence, the Kai Po Che star shared screenshots of their text conversation and called it a "smear campaign", reported India Today.  Sushant on Friday tweeted snapshots of his conversation with Sanjana from the first day to the last day of the film's shoot.

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He wrote, "I feel sad to reveal personal information but it seems that there is no other way to state what was, in the midst of this curated and well-timed smear campaign. From the first till the last day of the shoot, this is what happened on the set with Sanjana."

https://twitter.com/itsSSR/status/1053109681818763264

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Sanjana has accused the 32-year-old actor of behaving inappropriately on the sets of the movie, saying he made her feel "uncomfortable" with his "overly friendly behaviour" during the shoot in Jodhpur.

On Thursday, Twitterati pointed at Sushant's missing blue verification tick on the micro-blogging platform following the claims.

However, Sushant on Friday clarified: "For all those deliberately using the missing of Twitter 'blue tick' to substantiate their false claims, allow me to tell you that it is not there since September 5. Get your facts checked before jumping to conclusions that you so eagerly want to."



The film's director and popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra has spoken out in support of Sushant.

"I totally stand by Sushant. No such incident happened on the sets and let's not have a Twitter trial and make an innocent person suffer for somebody else's ulterior motives. I had clarified this on twitter long back and I still maintain it," Chhabra, who himself has been accused by a women of sexual harassment, tweeted.

https://twitter.com/CastingChhabra/status/1052990493334867968

The #MeToo movement in India started after the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actor and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta in September recalled an unsavoury episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of Horn OK Pleassss in 2008.

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