[India], Oct 19 (ANI): Fox Star Studios India on Friday suspended casting director-turned-debutant Mukesh Chhabra from directing his first film 'Kizie Aur Manny' in the light of sexual harassment allegations against him.
The official Twitter handle of the production house made the announcement, writing, "As a responsible organisation, Star India takes any allegation of sexual harassment of women at workplace very seriously.Hence, Fox Star Studios has suspended the services of Mukesh Chhabra, director of our film Kizie Aur Manny, which is under production, till the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of M/s Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company concludes its inquiry into the allegations against him."
The shooting of 'Kizie Aur Manny' has been put on hold. The movie - a Hindi remake of Hollywood movie 'Fault In Our Stars' - features Sushant Singh Rajput and newcomer Sanjana Sanghi.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in India, Chhabra was reportedly accused of misbehaving with two anonymous aspiring actresses. However, the director has denied the allegations. (ANI)