Netflix India has asked the director of its latest project ‘Cobalt Blue’ to stay away amid sexual abuse allegations.
Sachin Kundalkar was accused of sexual abuse allegations by a crew member in 2021. He was then asked to stay away from the project in March. His name has also been removed from the film’s credit, according to Mid-Day.
A source told the publication, “After the film’s completion, a crew member, in late 2021, had complained to the platform, alleging sexual abuse by the director. The top brass of the OTT platform promptly set up an internal committee that investigated the matter. In the midst of this, the trailer was dropped in November 2021. But since the platform was in two minds about the project, they repeatedly postponed its release. Finally, after a thorough investigation, it was decided that Kundalkar would in no way be associated with the offering, and the filmmaker’s credit was removed from the project.”
‘Cobalt Blue’ stars Neelay Mehendale, Prateik Babbar and Neil Bhoopalam.