Rumours are rife in Bollywood that the makers of the forthcoming Hindi film Kizie Aur Manny may decide to shelve the project indefinitely, due to the harassment allegations levelled against Mukesh Chhabra, one of the leading casting directors in the industry who was set to make his directorial debut with the flick.
Kizie Aur Manny, which is an official remake of American tragedy drama The Fault In Our Stars (2018), features Sushant Singh Rajput and newcomer Sanjana Sanghi in lead roles. The movie hit the shooting floor in July in Jamshedpur.
After director Mukesh Chhabra was accused of sexual misconduct, Fox Star Studios suspended him and is conducting an investigation. “Fox Star is an international production house. They have zero tolerance for harassment. Their headquarters in LA has already suspended work on another Hindi film Housefull 4,” a source says.
While Housefull 4 has mounted the shooting floor once again after director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar exited the project, the same cannot be said about Kizie Aur Manny. We hear if Chhabra is found guilty, the makers will shelve the project instead of going ahead with a new director.