A lot has been spoken about the #MeToo movement ever since actress Tanushree Dutta ignited the movement after she opened up on a decade long case of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar. And now, Bobby Deol, who is gearing up for the release of Housefull 4 has broken his silence on the movement.
Speaking about the movement, which led to the ouster of Housefull 4’s original director Sajid Khan, Bobby Deol said, “I don’t know anyone’s personal life. Things come out and if they are proved and people who are wrong should be dealt in the right way. And this works for both men and women because in the world we live, there are a lot of stories about women troubling men which do not come out and vice-versa.”
Further speaking in the same interview to PTI, the Gupt actor said, “But this stand taken by the public is really helping a lot of people, who are going through tough times. So whoever is genuine should be helped and taken care of. And this is put into everybody’s contract. So people are becoming more careful and work environment is becoming safer and happier.”
Revealing if the shooting schedule of Housefull 4 was affected because of the movement and allegations against Sajid, Bobby revealed, “Only one day shooting got delayed and the decision was made by Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala. The film was planned like this, that it will be wrapped before Diwali as it had special effects and for that the makers needed time before hand.”
Bobby concluded saying, “All I can say about #MeToo is that a lot of things in our country, and not just our profession, might have been going on for years but no one had the voice, no one heard that voice.”
Meanwhile, Housefull 4 directed by Farhad Samji is all set to hit the theaters on the 25th of October and has an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbandha in pivotal roles.