‘3 Idiots’ casting director says #MeToo allegations on Rajkumar Hirani are unbelievable

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Tanushree Dutta was the first to begin #MeToo movement as she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. After Nana Patekar, several Bollywood celebs including Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath and many others’ name made it to the alleged offenders’ list. The latest person who has been accused of misconduct is filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.

Notably, Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual misconduct by an assistant director of his 2018 directorial ‘Sanju’. 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.

However, the allegations of sexual assault against Rajkumar Hirani have sent Bollywood into a shock. From Dia Mirza to Amardeep Jha to Arshad Warsi to Sharman Joshi, everyone has expressed their views on the matter and stood with Rajkumar Hirani.

And now, another person to defend Rajkumar Hirani is ‘3 Idiots‘ casting director Rohan Mapuskar. In an interview with Times Now, Rohan said that the allegations on Hirani are not believable. Rohan said, “We never paid attention to these things. We have worked with this person for nine years. And if something hasn’t happened in front of us, I won’t be able to believe that the person is like this. It’s not like I have worked with him only as a casting director. I have also been an AD to him on the sets.”

“So, the man who has always spoken so nicely with his assistants, mujhe nahi lagta ye sab cheeze vishwaas karne waali hai,” he added.

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