Rajkumar Hirani #MeToo allegations: ‘Munna Bhai 3’ put on back burner?
Last year, #MeToo took the industry by storm as several renowned names made it to the alleged harasser’s list. The after effect of the movement also cannot be ignored. The alleged offenders were either dropped or replaced from their upcoming projects. Now that prolific filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani too has been accused of sexual misconduct, it looks like his upcoming projects are going to face the heat.
For quite some time now, reports of Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Munna Bhai 3 ‘ going on the floors have been doing the rounds. It looks like things have changed drastically now as Hirani has been accused of sexual misconduct. A report in Mid-Day states that Fox Star India, which had a 3 film deal with Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films, has asked them to discontinue their association with Rajkumar Hirani Films or else they will drop their deal.
A source from Star India was quoted saying in the daily as, “In a meeting in late December, it was decided that Fox would pull the plug on ‘Munna Bhai 3’ if Hirani was found guilty. The studio stands in solidarity with the survivor. VVC Films too has taken the matter seriously, and dropped Hirani’s name from the promotional material of ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga‘.”
So going by these reports, it seems that the third part of the ‘Munna Bhai’ franchise will be put on hold until a proper enquiry is set and the matter gets solved.