#MeToo! Celebrated director Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault
MeToo movement tok flight in India in the mid of 2018 which had women boldly levelling sexual assault allegations against some big names at the entertainment industry including Nana Patekar, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor and others. Past weekend another respected name was pulled up which has sent shock at Bollywood
Unnamed victim assisted celebrated director Rajkumar Hirani when filming ‘Sanju’ has stated that about six months between March to September 2018 had sexually assaulted her in home office. As per her statement it all started by him making a suggestive comment to her on April 9th 2018 has stunned her and had stated that I remember forming these words on my lips-“Sir. This is wrong..Because of this power structure. You being the absolute power and being a mere assistant, nobody which will never be able to express myself to you.
The victim at an interview to Huffington Post revealed that they had no choice but polite to him. This was unbearable but reason is endured at all which was because I didn’t want my job to be taken away from me and work to be well questioned. Ever i worried that if I left to the midway which would be impossible to find out another job at this industry if he were to speak about my work as if Hirani stated that I wasn’t good everybody will listen. My future to be in jeopardy. Its stated that her father was suffering from terminal disease and needed the money from her work very badly to sustain his treatment.
Rajkumar Hirani is said to have now denied accusations and released a statement which reads that” I was completely shocked when all allegations 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.
Rajkumar Hirani made such meaningful films as “Mission Kashmir”,”Munnabhai MBBS’, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ ‘3 Idiots’, ‘PK’ and ‘Sanju’ have received high commercial and critical success making one of the most popular indian directors among current generation around the globe.