Bhushan Kumar 'appalled, anguished' over 'MeToo' allegations
New Delhi : T-Series chairman Bhushan Kumar on Saturday rejected allegations of trading roles on sexual favours. A woman had alleged him of offering her a role if she agrees to sleep with him.
"I was new and I was scared, very scared!! The next day i got to know that i was dropped from the film bcoz i had refused to sleep with the ‘boss’," says the anonymous account.
A number of Bollywood personalities have been alleged of asking for sexual favours under #MeTooIndia movement on social media. T-Series had recently dropped Subhash Kapoor as director of its upcoming movie – Mogul. Later, Aamir Khan also took his name back from the movie.
Kumar denied the allegation in a statement issued to PTI, which reads, “I am appalled and anguished to know that my name has been dragged in this metoo by some anonymous person(s). The allegations against me are bad on the face of it. I have enjoyed an impeccable reputation and have always maintained professionalism. The tweet has been used as a tool to defame me and malign my reputation. I have taken this allegation very seriously and lodging a complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai Police to track the mysterious people(s) whose twitter handles have disappeared within seconds of uploading the malicious tweet. I’ll take all such actions as I will be legally advised.”