Arshad Warsi talks about Munnabhai franchise and #MeToo charges against Rajkumar Hirani

The #MeToo movement seems to have spilled over from 2018 into 2019 with yet another shocking name unearthed; ace director Rajkumar Hirani who has films like Munnabhai MBBS', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', '3 Idiots', 'PK' and most recently 'Sanju'.

Arshad Warsi talks about Munnabhai franchise and #MeToo charges against Rajkumar Hirani Arshad Warsi talks about Munnabhai franchise and #MeToo charges against Rajkumar Hirani Source : press

The #MeToo movement seems to have spilled over from 2018 into 2019 with yet another shocking name unearthed; ace director Rajkumar Hirani who has films like Munnabhai MBBS', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', '3 Idiots', 'PK' and most recently 'Sanju'. 


The woman who has accused the director of sexual misconduct; was an Assistant Director on the film ‘Sanju' and has alleged that the director assaulted her more than once between March & September.


While Mr. Hirani has released a statement denying any of these allegations; he has found support in industry folks like Boney Kapoor and Sharman Joshi and most recently actor Arshad Warsi; who has collaborated with the director for the hit franchise ‘Munnabhai MBBS' has in an interview given his reaction to the allegations against Mr. Hirani. Warsi was quoted saying," If you talk to me about Raju Hirani as a person, as a personality and how he is, I think he is a wonderful person and a thorough gentleman. So, for me, it's a shocker as it is for everybody else who has heard this news."


The ‘Dedh Ishqiya' actor further added," I have known him for so many years and according to me he is a thorough gentleman, he is a very nice person. I have never seen him ever do anything wrong. So it is very difficult for me to accept this story."


Also; when quizzed about the much anticipated 3rd installment of the hit franchise of Munnabhai M.B.B.S; the actor says," I don't know whether it was going to be made. It's the question which often asked to me. But I really don't know anything about that film. I'm only aware that Raju is working on the script and he got the thought but when was he going to make it, I don't know. People have just covered the news, but it's nothing like that yet."


It is rumored that the film is on hold until Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit on the accusations made against him. 

On the professional front; Arshad is busy promoting his next film, Fraud Saiyaan alongside Saurabh Shukla. The film is directed by Sourabh Shrivastava, is slated to release on the 18th January 2019.

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