Rajkumar Hirani strongly denies #MeToo allegations levied against him


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Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is in the eye of the storm as an assistant director from ‘Sanju’ has accused the director of sexual harassment. Now, Hirani has denied the charges and said that the accusations have been made to malign his reputation.

In a statement, Hirani has said, “I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months back. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or any legal body. The complainant has chosen to go to the media instead. I want to very strongly state that this is a false malicious and mischievous story being spread with the sole intention of destroying my reputation.

The assistant director who accused Hirani had written a mail to Vidhu Vinod Chopra (marking Anupama Chopra) and revealed the details of how Hirani harassed her repeatedly.

I had no choice but to be polite to him. It was unbearable but the reason I endured it all, until I couldn’t, was because I didn’t want my job to be taken away from me, and work to be questioned. Ever. I was worried that if I left midway, it would be impossible to find another job in this industry if he were to speak badly about my work. Because if Hirani said I wasn’t good, everybody would listen. My future would be in jeopardy,” she wrote in the email.

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Also read: #MeToo: Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual misconduct by ‘Sanju’s assistant director