Months after the #MeToo movement slowed down, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has now been accused of sexual harassment. The Sanju filmmaker has been accused by a woman, who was a former Assistant Producer to him. While netizens are still trying to process this news, because almost everyone has been taken aback by it, Vinta Nanda has also voiced her opinion on the issue. Taking it to social media, Vinta, who alleged that Alok Nath raped her and sexually harassed her many years back, tweeted saying, "The latest on #MeToo is so disturbing. Who is it that women can trust? Can't deal with these words anymore". SHOCKING! 'Sanju' Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Misconduct By His Assistant - Read Deets.
According to a report in HuffPost India, the woman has alleged that the assault took place once the team started working on post- production of the film. She brought it to producer-director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's notice by sending him an e-mail on November 3, 2018. Anupama Chopra, who is Vidhu Vinod Chopra's wife and a well- known critic, was also marked on the email. Abhijat Joshi, who has worked on the script of Sanju and a few other Hirani's films was also aware about this e-mail. But neither of them ever raised this issue, we believe else it would have definitely come out in public. Twitterati is APPALLED As 'Sanju' Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Misconduct.
Check out Vinta's tweet here-
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
Rajkumar Hirani has denied all the allegations made against him. He issued an official statement this afternoon after the news broke out, which reads: "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." More details on this story are awaited.