Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who worked with him in Sanju. The news comes in right after the blind item that was carried in Mumbai Mirror and Pinkvilla which mentioned how a filmmaker who delivered a big hit last year, has been accused of sexual harassment, due to which his name has been dropped from the posters of an upcoming film (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga). Huffington Post India did a detailed research on this and got in touch with the alleged victim who, in a statement, has said that she sent an email to Vidhu Vinod Chopra back in November 2018 sharing her ordeal. She also marked Anupama Chopra and Abhijat Joshi who has worked with Hirani on the script of Sanju and a few of his other films earlier. SHOCKING! 'Sanju' Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Misconduct By His Assistant - Read Deets.
HuffPost India spoke to the woman and shared excerpts from the email. "I remember forming these words on my lips - 'Sir. This is wrong...Because of this power structure. You being the absolute power and me being a mere assistant, a nobody - I will never be able to express myself to you," the woman wrote of the April 9 incident in the email. "My mind, body and heart were grossly violated that night and for the next 6 months," the email said of the period that followed. Rajkumar Hirani’s Name Removed As the Producer From Sonam Kapoor’s Film Over Sexual Harassment Allegations?
Twitter is disappointed, shocked and taken aback as the news has gone viral on the internet. Here's what people have to say about accusations hurled in the name of Hirani.
#RajkumarHirani accused of #MeToo while making #sanju where in he showed TADA convict who slept with 300+ women as a #saint . Looks like picked up the idea from Sanju himself 🤦♂️https://t.co/AVWpv2aBST
— Vijay Pai (@paivijay) January 13, 2019
99% of the men in the industry are such. Actions of a few come to light that of others stay behind the doors. #RajkumarHirani
— Aditi (@Bodhi_karuna) January 13, 2019
Pride cometh before a fall.. #RajkumarHirani
— S (@musingsman) January 13, 2019
Hirani made sex with 308 girls look cool in #Sanju. He also created the 'funniest' balatkar sequence in 3Idiots. Was expected from a man who thinks making a whole funny sequence out of rape is cool. #RajkumarHirani
— Alauddin | Ranveerian | (@_Khilji_) January 13, 2019
— Vineeta Kumar (@aslivineeta) January 13, 2019
— Kishore K Advani (@kish1102) January 13, 2019
— आवारगी.. 🔥 (@Mast_Awaargi) January 13, 2019
According to the report, the woman has alleged that the assault took place once the team started working on post- production of the film. Hirani, however, has denied all allegations. His lawyer Anand Desai has been quoted saying, “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory,” Desai said in an email dated December 5, 2018 to HuffPost India.