Stunt director Sham Kaushal apologises post harassment allegation


In response to allegations of sexual misconduct, director Sham Kaushal ‘unconditionally’ apologised to women as well as the film fraternity who were affected by his inappropriate actions.

Kaushal, who is known for films like ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015) and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), is accused of harassing an assistant director during an outdoor shoot in 2006, reports the Mumbai Mirror.

The veteran stunt director took to his Twitter account to issue an apology, adding that he never wished to hurt or disrespect anyone. “If I have unintentionally caused any hurt or anguish, I unconditionally apologise to the ladies, to the production houses and each and every member of the film fraternity,” Kaushal wrote.

Kaushal came under the scanner when Manorama Six Feet Under assistant director Nameeta Prakash recalled a disturbing experience during an outdoor shoot in 2006. Kaushal had invited Prakash to his room for drinks. Upon declining, he had allegedly shown her a pornographic MMS video on his phone.

K0aushal is the latest addition to the list of Bollywood filmmakers and directors in the #MeToo movement. The movement was triggered after Tanushree Dutta recently accused Nana Patekar of harassment on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2008. Sham joins well-known faces, such as Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath, who have been tagged as predators.

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