Filmamker Rajkumar Hirani invited to FICCI Frames despite sexual harassment allegations?

The ‘Sanju’ director was accused by an assistant of his of sexually harassing her on multiple occasions in a period of six months from March to September 2018, during the filming of Sanju.

Filmamker Rajkumar Hirani invited to FICCI Frames despite sexual harassment allegations? Filmamker Rajkumar Hirani invited to FICCI Frames despite sexual harassment allegations? Source : press

India's #MeToo movement; that started with Tanushree Dutta being the torch bearer after her allegations against Nana Patekar of sexual abuse, certainly did have many shocking names coming out in the open and one such name was of renowned filmmaker, Rajkumar Hirani.


The ‘Sanju' director was accused by an assistant of his for sexually harassing her on multiple occasions in a period of six months from March to September 2018, during the filming of Sanju. While Hirani vehemently denied all these allegations, most of the industry folks came out in support of the director. 


And now; as per reports the filmmaker has been invited to be a part of the upcoming FICCI Frames. A certain source has been quoted by a leading tabloid saying," Hirani has a clean image, and when the allegations came to light; many members of the film fraternity came out in support of him. The members of FICCI decided that until he is proven guilty, there is no harm in having him or his production house on board."


However; it may be recalled that Hirani's name was taken off the credits of Shelly Chopra Dhar's directorial debut, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which he was co-producing after the allegations were levied against him. 


Denying these allegations; Hirani had come out with a statement that read," 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 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."


Many industry folks and colleagues including Sharman Joshi, Sonam Kapoor, Karishma Tanna, Javed Akhtar, and Boney Kapoor to name a few had come out in the open to voice their support for the filmmaker.


Reports also have it that the director will soon be conducting a MasterClass session as well!


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