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Boney Kapoor defended filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani within the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made towards him and mentioned that “Raj Kumar Hirani is simply too good a person to do one thing like this,” studies information company ANI. When the 63-year-old filmmaker was requested for his responses to the accusation of harassment towards Rajkumar Hirani, Boney Kapoor informed ANI: “I do not imagine this allegation. He can by no means do one thing like this.” Mr Hirani was implicated in sexual harassment allegations in a #MeToo account by a co-worker at his manufacturing home Rajkumar Hirani Movies Non-public Restricted, who has alleged that the filmmaker abused her over a interval of six months, between March and September 2018, in the course of the filming of Sanju.

The filmmaker had earlier denied all allegations levelled towards him. In a press release he issued on Sunday, Mr Hirani mentioned, “I used to be fully shocked when these allegations have been dropped at my discover about two months again. I had advised instantly that it’s important to take this matter to any committee or any authorized physique. The complainant has chosen to go to the media as an alternative. I need to very strongly state that this can be a false, malicious and mischievous story being unfold with the only real intention of destroying my status.”

Apart from Boney Kapoor, actress Dia Mirza, who starred in Mr Hirani’s 2006 movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai and in 2018’s Sanju, defended the filmmaker and informed information company PTI: “I’m deeply distressed by this information. As somebody who has recognized and respects Raju sir for 15 years I can solely hope {that a} due official enquiry is carried out. He is among the most respectable human beings I’ve ever labored with and I feel it will be grossly unjust on my half to talk on this as I have no idea the main points. As for the #MeToo motion it rightfully encourages girls to talk up and search due course of.”

Sharman Joshi, who had labored with Rajkumar Hirani within the 2009 movie three Idiots, additionally prolonged his help to the director and tweeted: “Raju Sir, is a person of immense integrity, character, honour, compassion and truthfulness, all of the virtues one would think about are non-existent in folks at the moment, somebody I’m completely impressed by and have learnt from and due to whom I imagine I’ve gone onto being a greater individual. All I need to say is that this too shall go and I can think about how demeaning it may be to even get up for your self in a scenario equivalent to this.” Sharman signed off the be aware saying, “I stand for Raju Hirani.”

In the meantime, when Emraan Hashmi was requested to touch upon the allegations towards the director, the Why Cheat India actor neatly dodged the query and mentioned that it’s “simply” an allegation and it that nothing has been confirmed as of now. Emraan informed ANI: “I don”t need to touch upon this. It is simply an allegation. Nothing has been proved as of but. The director has already dismissed the allegations. Until the time one thing isn’t confirmed, I do not suppose it proper to touch upon this.”

Rajkumar Hirani’s alleged misconduct came about in the course of the capturing of the 2018 movie Sanju and was reported solely just lately. The girl who accused Mr Hirani in her #MeToo account, acknowledged that she had “no alternative however to be well mannered to him” and informed Huffington Post: “I had no alternative however to be well mannered to him. I used to be anxious that if I left halfway, it will be unattainable to seek out one other job on this trade if he have been to talk badly about my work,” the girl mentioned. As a result of if Hirani mentioned I wasn’t good, all people would hear. My future can be in jeopardy.”

In response to a Huffington Put up report, the Sanju director’s identify was dropped from the posters of his forthcoming movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga after he was known as out as a sexual predator.

The #MeToo movement gained momentum within the Indian movie trade after Tanushree Dutta revived a decade-old cost of sexual harassment towards actor Nana Patekar final yr. A number of girls from the movie trade shared their #MeToo tales, as part of which Bollywood celebrities equivalent to Alok Nath, filmmaker Vikas Bahl, Housefull four director Sajid Khan, filmmaker Subhash Ghai, poet-lyricist Vairamuth and others have been known as out as sexual predators.


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