#MeToo: Indra Kumar expresses shock over Rajkumar Hirani’s harassment charges
Ever since a woman accused Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani of sexually harassing her, many Bollywood stars have come up and supported the ‘3 Idiots’ director and expressed their shock over the allegations. The latest celebrity in the list is Indra Kumar, who has expressed his shock over the sexual misconduct charges against Hirani.
Earlier, Boney Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Sharman Joshi had defended Rajkumar Hirani. Talking to Mumbai Mirror, Indra Kumar said, “I am very shocked, that a gentleman like Rajkumar Hirani has been pulled into the #MeToo movement. I hope that the truth comes out soon. We shouldn’t pass judgments at this point.”
Notably, Rajkumar Hirani is not the first Bollywood celebrity who has been accused of sexual harassment. Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’ in 2018. That started of the #MeToo movement.
Taking inspiration from Dutta, several women have come forward and shared their #MeToo stories on social media.
In the wake of these allegations, Rajkumar Hirani’s name has been removed as the co-producer from the film ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ which features Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.
On the professional front, Indra Kumar’s last directorial film ‘Great Grand Masti‘ was released in 2016. Indra Kumar recently concluded the shooting of his upcoming movie ‘Total Dhamaal’ which stars Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Esha Gupta among others.