‘3 Idiots’ actress Amardeep Jha shocked to hear #MeToo charges against Hirani
It has been more than four months now since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in India. After Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, several bigwigs of Bollywood including Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath and many others were exposed. However, after a halt, the #MeToo movement is back with another big name from the B-Town.
And this time, it’s an ace filmmaker – Rajkumar Hirani. He is accused of alleged sexual harassment by a woman who worked with him on ‘Sanju’ as an assistant director. According to a report published in HuffPost India, the woman had written a detailed mail to Hirani’s partner Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife Anupama Chopra two months ago.
In the mail, the alleged victim shared that Hirani had sexually abused her for around 6 months. Following these allegations, Vidhu Vinod Chopra dropped Rajkumar Hirani’s name as the producer of his upcoming film ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’. Meanwhile, Hirani denied the charges and said that the accusations have been made to malign his reputation.
On the other hand, the allegations of sexual harassment on Hirani has left people in a state of shock. TV and film actor Amardeep Jha refused to believe the news. Talking to BollywoodLife, Amardeep said that she is shocked and cannot believe this.
She said, “He was a man whom I used to look up to. On the sets, he used to be like a walking angel. With utmost positivity, he used to treat everyone equally on the sets. I have only interacted with him on the sets and from what I know of him as a person, this comes as a major shocker. I cannot even dream about it.”
Jha also said, “After hearing the news, I have lost my mental peace. This is something that will be running in my head for so long.” The actress further noted that she cannot pass any judgements on the girl but strongly believes that Rajkumar cannot do this.
Jha said that one can totally understand what is running in someone’s head. She also said that Hirani never even passed any lewd comments or made crass jokes on the sets. Amardeep Jha concluded saying that she hopes whoever is innocent, their truth comes out and the person should get justice.
Notably, Amardeep Jha worked with Rajkumar Hirani in films like ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘PK‘ .