A report published in DNA on August 22 had alleged that Sushant had become "extra friendly" with Sanjana on the film's sets, leaving her uncomfortable.
Meanwhile, according to a PTI report, actor Sushant Singh Rajput has denied sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him. Reports of the actor "flirting" with newcomer Sanjana Sanghi (co-star of Kizie And Manny) and making her "uncomfortable while filming" appeared on social media recently.
In the on-going #MeToo movement in India, celebrities such as Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and Nana Patekar have been called out for sexual harassment. The leading daily had quoted a source as saying, "Sushant was trying to be "extra-friendly" towards newbie Sanjana Sanghi. One hears that as of now, shooting has come to a standstill". However his company, Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company's ICC has initiated an inquiry into the matter.
Sushant also shared a screenshot of a conversation with the actress where he seems to be having a chat about set's "non-conducive conditions".
Calling the allegations a "curated and well-timed smear campaign", the actor expressed regret over revealing the private conversation but iterated that there was no other way to put his side of the story forward.
There have been speculations that Sushant had lost his verified badge on Twitter following the accusations.
The film's director and popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra has spoken out in support of Sushant.
On Thursday, Twitterati pointed at Sushant's missing blue verification tick on the micro-blogging platform following the claims.
Later, director Mukesh Chhabra and the studio bankrolling the project refuted these reports.
People are now calling upon Sanjana Sanghi to issue a statement regarding this allegations. "Get your facts checked before jumping to conclusions that you so eagerly want to", he wrote. "I totally stand by @itsSSR - no such incident happened on the sets and let's not have a Twitter trial and make an innocent person suffer for somebody else's ulterior motives I had clarified this on twitter long back and I still maintain it", he wrote in his tweet.