File photo of Akshay Kumar. Photograph:( Reuters )
Amid the raging sexual harassment row that actor Nana Patekar is currently facing, his 'Housefull 4' co-star Akshay Kumar has filed a complaint at the cyber cell over a morphed video that features Kumar speaking against actress Tanushree Dutta.
The video has been doing the round of the Internet for some time that shows Kumar speaking on the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar case. In the video, it appears that Kumar is speaking against the actress.
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar on Saturday filed a complaint to cyber police stating that during an event he was asked a question on an actress but the part uploaded on YouTube was edited&actress' name was replaced with Tanushree Dutta. Complaint also filed with YouTube. Investigation on. pic.twitter.com/z2UIlkBRBC— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2018
The actor's spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement and said, "The narrative of the video was edited in a way that it looks like Kumar is expressing his views on the Dutta-Patekar controversy, which he never did."
Dutta has accused Patekar of sexually harassing and intimidating her on the sets of the 2008 film 'Horn 'OK' Pleassss'. Patekar, who had been shooting in Jodhpur for 'Housefull 4' returned to Mumbai on 6 October and accused Dutta of lying. The actress has now filed a police complaint against him.
Meanwhile, Patekar was supposed to hold a press conference on 8 October at his Andheri residence, he cancelled it on Monday morning without giving any reason.