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Vidya Balan opens up on whether she will ever work again with sexual-assault accused Rajkumar Hirani
Vidya Balan is the actress who changed the narratives of female-centric films. With her solid performances, Vidya showed everyone that an actress is very much capable of making a film a hit on her own, she doesn’t need a hero for that matter to bring the audience to the theatres.
Over the years, Vidya’s choice of projects has made her what she is today. The National award-winning actress has redefined certain rules and we are so glad that she has always been a champion of issues related to women. Balan is also one of those souls’ who doesn’t shy away from talking about topics which are generally brushed under the carpet. She recently opened up about working with Rajkumar Hirani, who is accused of sexual assault.
Sharing her views on the accused named in the Me Too movement, Vidya told Huffingtonpost, “If it’s been proved, then I’d find it difficult to work with them. But if it’s not been proved and if it’s in a vague zone, then it becomes very difficult.” The actress though made it clear that her empathy will always lie with the women in such cases.
“I’ll always give the benefit of the doubt to the woman. Women finding their voices is a very fortunate thing. It may seem that the movement has died down but trust me, it’ll come back again. Whenever a raging tide rises, there’s collateral damage. The anger has been building for years and it’s only now that it’s seeing an outlet. Let it exist. ”
Vidya has worked with Hirani in ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ that released in 2006. In the film, she starred alongside Sanjay Dutt. Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 film ‘Sanju’.
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