The producers of the under production film Cheat India have decided to stand by their director Soumik Sen in spite of an anonymous allegation of sexual misconduct.
This is in direct contrast to other producers and production houses who have swiftly sacked any artiste or technician who has been named (and shamed) for sexual misconduct.
On the contrary, the producers of Cheat India stand by the director until proven guilty.
Many prominent artistes and directors see this as a healthy and positive attitude to the raging issue.
Says a leading filmmaker, “People are losing their reputation and jobs on the basis of mere allegations. Look at Ashish Patel.Yash Raj sacked him on mere heresay. Bhushan Kapoor decided to send Subhash Kapoor packing after Aamir Khan opted out of Mogul.The case against Kapoor has been going on for two years. You mean to tell me Bhushan and Aamir didn’t know about it? And really, the pot should stop calling the kettle black.”