Actress Raveena Tandon is reportedly not keen on promoting her upcoming film, Maatr, with The Viral Fever. Tandon’s decision comes after the start-up’s founder and CEO Arunabh Kumar was accused of sexually molesting a former employee.
According to a report in DNA, the film’s director Anjum Rizvi said:
“Our film has been inspired by incidents which are happening in India today. Right now, we felt we should not get into it, so we have opted out of the TVF show. It’s a sensitive issue and we have to handle everything with care and not use whatever tools and means possible. We need to be careful of how we promote the film.”
Tandon said, “I was in New York and in the middle of a snow storm. Our film deals with a very strong message about zero tolerance to any form of violence or abuse against women — the film’s producers and actors feel that until allegations against the producer and the channel are proved wrong, we will refrain from promoting the film or any of the actors appearing on the said show.”
Raveena was last seen onscreen in an extended cameo in Bombay Velvet.
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