‘Sanju’ actress Dia Mirza opens up on #MeToo allegations against Rajkumar Hirani
Last year, we saw the #MeToo movement shaking up the entire film industry as several big names had made its way to the alleged offender’s list. Soon after the names of the alleged offenders came into the limelight, they were either dropped or replaced from their upcoming projects. This year, everyone received a shock when filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual misconduct by an assistant director of his last film – ‘Sanju’.
Hirani is a prolific filmmaker and everyone looks up to him. When his name cropped up in the #MeToo movement, the entire industry found it hard to believe. Actress Dia Mirza, who was a part of the filmmaker’s last release ‘Sanju’, opened up about the allegations to Pinkvilla. She said, “I am deeply distressed by this news. As someone who has known and respects Raju Sir for 15 years, I can only hope that a due official enquiry is conducted. He is one of the most decent human beings I have ever worked with and I think it would be grossly unjust on my part to speak on this as I do not know the details.”
Several people have since expressed their disbelief over the allegations made on Hirani. However, it has to be noticed that filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, has dropped Hirani’s company name as one of the producers of his upcoming home production ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga‘.
We hope that Chopra shares his side of the story soon as he was also one of the producers of ‘Sanju’ and the victim had shared her ordeal with him.