New Delhi: Fans and Hindi film fraternity were shocked when filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked in his blockbuster film ‘Sanju’ as an assistant director. The ‘PK’ director has denied all the allegations against him by issuing a statement. Soon after the news circulated on the internet, TV writer-director Vinta Nanda took to Twitter to react on the same.
#MeToo: Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual harassment by an Assistant Director of ‘Sanju’
Vinta, who had accused veteran actor Alok Nath of raping her in a gut-wrenching post, expressed her shock.
“The latest on #MeToo is so disturbing. Who is it that women can trust? Can’t deal with these words anymore- “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory,’’ the ‘Tara’ writer wrote on the micro-blogging site.
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The latest on #MeToo is so disturbing. Who is it that women can trust? Can’t deal with these words anymore ” “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory,”— Vinta Nanda (@vintananda) January 13, 2019
According to Huffington Post India, the victim sent an email to Sanju’s co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife Anupama Chopra mentioning the details of the harassment she faced at the hands of Hirani.
The complainant said that the ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ director first passed a sexually suggestive remark on April 9, 2018 and later sexually assaulted her at his home office.
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Rajkumar Hirani’s name was dropped from producers of Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ amidst the sexual misconduct row.
“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,” Hirani in his statement said.
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