Raju Hirani accused of sexual abuse, director denies charge
FILMMAKER Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 film Sanju and the filmmaker has denied the allegations, terming them "false" and "malicious" and aimed at destroying his reputation.
In an article on HuffPost India, the woman, who calls herself "an assistant", alleged that Hirani sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018. She detailed her allegations in an email dated November 3, 2018, to Hirani's frequent collaborator and Sanju co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
After the article went viral on the Internet, the filmmaker said, "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," Hirani said in a statement.