#MeToo in Bollywood: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Remake Director Suspended

Production of the film from Fox Star Studios India, part of 21st Century Fox's Star India network, has been put on hold pending an inquiry against casting director-turned-debutant director Mukesh Chhabra. Fox Star Studios India, part of 21st Century Fox's Star India network, has suspended Mukesh Chhabra from directing the Bollywood remake of The Fault in Our Stars pending an inquiry against him over sexual harassment allegations. Shooting of the remake, entitled Kizie Aur Manny, has been put on hold. Chhabra is one of Bollywood's best-known casting directors and was making his directorial debut with the film. Sexual harassment allegations against him and another casting director, Vicky Sadan

Bollywood’s Expanding #MeToo Movement Hits Productions

The #MeToo movement arrived late in India. But it is a juggernaut that is here to stay, and is having a measurable effect on production. Aamir Khan Productions is to withdraw from a film where one of the filmmakers is accused of harassment in a 2014 case that is currently sub-judice. “This is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change,” actor/producer Aamir Khan and producer Kiran Rao tweeted in a joint statement. “For far too long women have borne the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop.” The movement kicked off with actress Tanushree Dutta accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of harassment on the sets of “Horn ‘OK’ Pleasss” in 2008, an

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