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In the wake of #MeToo movement, John Abraham, Nikkhil
Advani and producer Bhushan Kumar have decided to drop casting director Vicky
Sidana’s name from the credit roll of Batla House. Vicky has been accused of
sexual misconduct by two survivors and actor Kritika Sharma accused him of
attempted rape in 2013.
A source close to the production informed the leading tabloid, "Vicky Sidana was the casting director on board Batla House. In light of the grave allegations against Sidana and the ongoing police investigation, John, Nikkhil and Bhushan have decided to drop his name from the final credit roll. He can't be fired from the project because his job is already done. Although the contract drawn with him states that he be credited for his work, the production house wants to express their solidarity with the aggrieved women. So, they are considering options to wiggle out of it."
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Another report in Firstpost suggests, Sidana’s name has also been dropped from the upcoming film Radha Kyon Gori Main Kyon Kaala. The statement from the production read, “Studio 5 Elements is committed to creating a safe, healthy and peaceful working environment for women. We strongly believe that anyone found guilty of misconduct should be punished. As a production house, we stand by the #MeToo movement and have decided not to work with any proven offenders. Our association with Vicky Sidana will remain held on abeyance until a thorough investigation.”
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