Producer Imran Khan says his upcoming project “Main Bhi”, featuring Alok Nath as a judge, is struggling to find a distributor as no one wants to touch the film owing to the rape allegation against the veteran actor. The producer claims some distributors along with his publicity partners are shying away from the film as Nath’s image has been “tainted”.
“I shot this film much before the #MeToo allegations and his ban came up. My film was complete in July. I’ve been trying to release the film since February.
The producers of the film, headlined by Ajay Devgan, came under fire from Tanushree Dutta, who had kickstarted the #MeToo movement in India, for retaining portions of Nath, shot before the allegations surfaced.
“Because of the Ajay Devgn controversy, it has fanned the fire. The industry will be different to me and to Ajay. He is a big shot producer and has his own distribution. Things aren’t the same. I didn’t expect people who were helping me to distance themselves because of this issue.”