Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani who has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant who worked with him on Sanju, has been nominated in the Best Director category at the upcoming Filmfare Awards for the same film.
The nominations for the awards were announced last evening. Hirani’s fellow nominees are Amar Kaushik (Stree), Amit Sharma (Badhaai Ho), Meghna Gulzar (Raazi), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Padmaavat) and Sriram Raghavan (AndhaDhun).
Well, this didn’t goes well down with the netizens and people took to the micro-blogging site to express their anger over the matter.
Rajkumar Hirani nominated for Filmfare award
Here’s how people reacted:
Despite everything their audacity to nominate Rajkumar Hirani. @filmfare is a sellout and bonafide trash!
— LoveYouGlennClose (@vedant123) March 12, 2019
Filmfare nominated Rajkumar Hirani for best director!
FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/nHxnCQhSS5
— AB (@Abhisingh183) March 12, 2019
So, @filmfare has nominated @RajkumarHirani even when he has sexual harassment allegations against him and @MumbaiFilmFest dropped @anuragkashyap72 ‘s Short film which had no connection with Phantom or Vikas Bahl. Such boot-lickers @jiteshpillaai @raghuvendras
— Anshul गुप्ता (@niSHULk_opinion) March 12, 2019
For those who don’t knows, Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant who worked with him on Sanju. The women claims that he sexually assaulted her over a period of 6 months between March and September 2018. She claims that he harassed her during the post-production of Sanju.
However, Rajkumar denied all the allegations against him by issuing a statement.
“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 any 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.”