As since the trailer of De De Pyaar De starring Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh, and Tabu has come out, the fans and some actors are targetting Ajay for working with Alok Nath. Alok Nath who has played Ajay Devgn's father in De De Pyaar De got accused of rape by Tara write Vinta Nanda.
However, the Mumbai court has granted bail to Alok Nath saying that he might have been falsely accused in the #MeToo movement. Despite that, the supporter of MeToo movement including actress Tanushree Dutta is in no mood to let him go from the allegations. As soon Tanushree saw the trailer of De De Pyaar De, she called Ajay Devgn a 'Hypocrite' for working with Alok Nath even after the allegations.
Well, now Ajay Devgn has himself come and realsed a statement to clarify the whole controversy. Ajay Devgn released a statement in the wake of allegations of working with Alok Nath.
The statement reads:
'When the entire #MeToo Movement happened, I along with many of my film industry colleagues categorically expressed that I respect every single woman at the work place and I would not stand for any unfairness or atrocity against them. Nothing about my stand has changed. Coming to the question of having worked with Mr Alok Nath in my upcoming film De De Pyar De, here I must put certain things in perspective. This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr. Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali. The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films. It would be near impossible to get all the dates and combinations of the several actors in the film and attempt a re-shoot with some other actor replacing Mr Nath. It would also have been a huge monetary loss for the producers. Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Mr Alok Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn't my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be. I reiterate I am extremely sensitive to the #MeToo movement. But when circumstances are beyond me, I don't see why an attempt is being made to `single' me out as being insensitive. This is untrue.''
Let us tell you that when Tanushree Dutta throws Nana Patekar's name for harassing her during the shooting of a film in 2009. Then the makers of his next film Housefull 4 show him the exit as leading actor Akshay Kumar and denied working with him. Even the same happened with director Sajid Khan who also was accused of harassing women.