Me Too: Munnabhai 3 on the back burner till Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit; details inside

Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 movie Sanju. Now, according to reports, his upcoming project Munnabhai 3 is put on hold till he gets a clean chit.
Me Too: Munnabhai 3 on the back burner till Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit; details inside Me Too: Munnabhai 3 on the back burner till Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit; details inside
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India’s Me Too came with a cascade of allegations. Many high profile names were tagged as sexual predators. Industry names like Alok Nath, Sajid Khan and Vikas Bahl also couldn’t escape the wave of Me Too movement. Women are opening up about horrific experiences and getting out of their closets to name their sexual offenders. It all started with Tanushree Dutta who without any hesitation alleged that Nana Patekar assaulted her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss. In no time, Twitter was flooded with many such stories and it came from all the nooks and corners of the country. 

 

The most shocking is one of Rajkumar Hirani being accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 movie Sanju. The woman said Hirani first made a sexually suggestive remark on April 9, 2018, and then assaulted her. However, Hirani has denied all such allegations. In a statement, 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 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.”

 

All of this is now affecting Hirani’s work. According to a report in Mid-Day, Munnabhai 3 is now put on hold till Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit. A source from Star India revealed to the tabloid, “In a meeting in late December, it was decided that Fox would pull the plug on Munna Bhai 3 if Hirani was found guilty. The studio stands in solidarity with the survivor. VVC Films too has taken the matter seriously, and dropped Hirani's name from the promotional material of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga."

 

 

"An ICC set up by VVC Films will investigate the matter. Munna Bhai 3, however, by default, is on hold till Hirani gets a clean chit,” the source added. 

 

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India is a country filled with a lot of personal vendettas, inter power struggles and corruption also the abuse to women has been a real problem BUT I have no doubt that the #metoo movement is being used by some to ruin other people’s lives. A country where an unproven accusation can destroy someone is a very dangerous place for such a movement.

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