Rajukumar Hirani Accused Of Sexual Harassment By His Assistant

Priyansh Ha |Jan 14, 2019

Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual misconduct by an assistant director who claims that the filmmaker sexually abused her for six months.

Known as one of the most famous directors in Bollywood, Rajkumar Hirani has made his name familiar in the industry with his family-friendly movies as well as the interesting storytelling style. However, the 56-year-old director is now taking the attention for another shocking reason. A woman, reported to be his former assistant, has accused him of having sexual abuse toward her in the past. In details, it was when they both worked on Sanju film, from March 2018 to September 2018, that she was harassed by the director.


It happened during the post-production work of Sanju

In one of her email sent in November 2018, the victim stated that Hirani absolutely prevailed on her that she can barely do anything to resist or to speak up about the matter. It firstly happened in  April 2018, he gave her sexually coloured remarks comments on her and attacked her at his own home office. No matter how hard she tried to resist, it was helpless.

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After the incident, she had to maintain her job and try to act normally even when her mind still suffers from the pains for months later. Her father had a terminal illness that force her to hold on to the job.

The email also mentioned the co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife, Sanju scriptwriter Anupama Chopra. They supported her to set up a committee to address the complaint. The victim, however, is considering taking steps forward.  

Hirani's lawyer disapproves of the accusation

The assistant, before the incident, had considered Rajkumar Hirani as a father. In regards to Hirani’s side, his lawyer has claimed that these accusations are 'false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory'.


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