Recently, filmmaker 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.
Vinta Nanda reacts on filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani
After a host of reactions on Twitter, writer-producer Vinta Nanda reacted on the row. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote, ‘The latest on #MeToo is so disturbing. Who is it that women can trust? Can’t deal with these words anymore ” “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory’
The latest on #MeToo is so disturbing. Who is it that women can trust? Can’t deal with these words anymore ” “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory,”
— Vinta Nanda (@vintananda) January 13, 2019
In her mail, the woman has reportedly revealed that the ‘3 Idiots’ filmmaker sexually harassed her for the first time on 9th April 2018 in his office.
She wrote, “I remember forming these words on my lips – “Sir. This is wrong…Because of this power structure. You being the absolute power and me being a mere assistant, a nobody – I will never be able to express myself to you. My mind, body and heart were grossly violated that night and for the next 6 months.”
“I had no choice but to be polite to him. It was unbearable but the reason I endured it all, until I couldn’t, was because I didn’t want my job to be taken away from me, and work to be questioned. Ever I was worried that if I left midway, it would be impossible to find another job in this industry if he were to speak badly about my work”. she added.
Speaking about the allegations against him, Rajkumari Hirani has released a statement in which he has said that, “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.”