Rajkumar Hirani has recently been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked with the filmmaker on his 2018 blockbuster, ‘Sanju’.
As per sources and information of the media, the woman has alleged that Hirani sexually abused her repeatedly between March and September 2018.
The director was quick to take guard against the allegations and has denied all the reports as baseless and false. However seems like Hirani is getting a lot of support from some of the members of the film fraternity. Although many are yet to make a comment on the issue, producer Boney Kapoor and actors, Emraan Hashmi and Rakesh Bedi opened up to the media to support Hirani. Here’s what they said –
1) Boney Kapoor –
“Rajkumar Hirani is too good a man to do something like this,” said Indian film producer Boney Kapoor while reacting on recent sexual harassment allegations levelled against the Bollywood director. “I don’t believe this allegation. He can never do something like this.”
2) Rakesh Bedi –
“It is wrong if something like this has happened. Some proof should be provided if something like this has taken place. #MeeToo has become a trend where people are coming up with new allegations every day.”
3) Emraan Hashmi –
“I don’t want to comment on this. It’s just an allegation. Nothing has been proved as of yet. The director has already dismissed the allegations. Till the time something is not proven, I don’t think it right to comment on this.”
We wait to see how investigation proceeds further so that we get more clarity on what the actual matter is.
BY SUBHOJIT GHOSH.