#MeToo: Rajkumar Hirani sexual misconduct row: Javed Akhtar says, ‘He is the most decent person I have met’

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar took to social media to back Rajkumar Hirani as he said that he is the most decent person that he has met in the industry. Read on!
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Ever since film-maker Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual harassment, B-town stars have expressed a sense of shock and concern over the allegations because whosoever has known or worked with Hirani believes that he is the most decent person in the industry. Right from Arshad Warsi, Dia Miraz, Sharman Joshi, Boney Kapoor to Indra Kumar, everyone feels that he is a thorough gentleman. Now, another celeb who is expressing concern over Hirani’s allegations is veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Today, veteran lyricist and screenwriter, Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to back Hirani and say that Rajkumar Hirani is the most decent person that he has met in the industry. Javed Akhtar wrote, “I had come to the film industry in 1965. After so many years if I am asked who are the most decent people you met in this industry over almost 5 decades,  perhaps the first name that will come to my mind is RAJU HIRANI. G.B Shaw has said, "it is too dangerous to be too good.” A few days back, the Munnabhai series director was accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 movie Sanju. Later, Hirani had issued a statement denying the allegations, the woman, who was an assistant on the sets of Sanju, has alleged that Hirani sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018.

Hirani’s statement read, “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.” After Tanushree Dutta renewed a decade-old sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar, a lot of women came out in the open naming and shaming their sexual predators. As a result, names of a lot of prominent personalities came under the scanner such as Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, and Jatin Das, among others.

In the wake of the allegations against Hirani, his name has been dropped as co-producer from the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The film stars Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani in the lead roles. 

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Why are they handing out character certificate without trial? Incredulous ?

let the truth come out fully...i refuse to end someone's career on hearsay

Let this go to court. Just allegations dont prove anything

I agree with this. Nobody can be so good....

Decent guys are the ones who cannot be trusted.

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