#Metoo: ‘Rajkumar Hirani Is The Most Decent Man In Industry’, Says Javed Akhtar

Mina Muzumdar |Jan 17, 2019

After grave sexual harassment allegations against Sanjay Dutt’s director Rajkumar Hirani, screenwriter Javed Akhtar comes to defense of the director.

A few days ago, Bollywood was exploded with sexual assault accusations against Rajkumar Hirani from his assistant. Among Bollywood celebrities who come to the defense of Sanju’s director, Javed Akhtar recently voiced his support to his colleague.  


Javed Akhtar.

Rajkumar Hirani is well-known for his undoubted talent with an enviable 100% successful rate of delivering blockbuster in the film industry. However, on Monday, an anonymous woman came out with serious accusations, said she was harassed by the director on the set of Sanju.

Furthermore, the women told the publication that the ashamed incident happened more than once since March to September 2018. Until November 2018, she reported to Sanju co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra about the matter.

While Bollywood has remained their deafening silence on the latest #Metoo story against the powerful director, some of Hirani’s co-worker such as Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, and Sharman Joshi spoke up for him.

Arshad Warsi.

Arshad Warsi in his most recent interview described Rajkumar Hirani as ‘a fabulous gentleman’. He further added: “My association with him is so long, and I have never seen one wrong thing about him.”

Dia Mirza.

Dia Mirza who worked with Hirani before in an interaction with media said she was "deeply distressed" about the groundless accusation.


"As for the #MeToo movement, it rightfully encourages women to speak up and seek due process," Dia gave a piece of her mind.

#Metoo started in Hollywood in 2017 and spread over the world with countless sexual harassment allegation against biggies. As the accusations pouring out and media continue to help women to share their horrible story, men began to experience consequences for their shameful action. In Bollywood, Nana Patekar, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan and many other was shamed and named.


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