#MeToo: Rajkumar Hirani sexual misconduct row: Sharman Joshi stands by the director; says this too shall pass

Sharman Joshi through a Twitter post released a statement of supporting Rajkumar Hirani after the filmmaker was accused of sexual misconduct by an assistant director of Sanju.
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The first chapter of Me Too movement in 2019, came as a shocker to everyone as filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual misconduct by an assistant director of his 2018 directorial Sanju. The complainant stated that Hirani abused her sexually more than once over a period of 6 months between March and September 2018. She said that the filmmaker reportedly harassed her during the post-production work of Sanju. She also said that she emailed about the issue to Sanju's co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Bollywood celebrities, who worked with Rajkumar in these many years revealed that they were shocked by the whole news and couldn't believe it. Sharman Joshi, who worked with Hirani in 3 Idiots, supported the filmmaker through a Twitter post. Sharman tweeted, "Raju Sir, is a man of immense integrity, character, honour, compassion and truthfulness, all the virtues one would imagine are non existent in people today, someone I am absolutely inspired by and have learnt from and because of whom I believe I have gone onto being a better person, all I want to say Sir is that this too shall pass and I can imagine how demeaning it might be to even stand up for yourself in a situation such as this."

What do you have to say about Sharman's statement? Let us know in the comments below.

Yesterday, Hirani released a statement denying all the allegations made by the accuser. He 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."


I'm a woman and I want to give Raju Hirani a fair chance to explain and defend himself. This isn't a situation where there are 3-4 girls standing up and saying the same thing. This is an isolated incident which should be investigated.

Why do people like Dia Mirza, Sharman Joshi, Arshad jump to paint an alternative narrative about Hirani. Good if you had no problem, but someone else can..Such feudal setup.

I strongly feel there is always 2 sides of the story. Its like how we immediately judge a person when something bad is written about them and believe it. It is just that easy nowadays with social media to ruin a persons reputation. Honestly if it really did occur why did she speak up at that time? Was there a police report lodged? Is social media now a medium to punish others without any prior investigation?

Are you a woman? Have you faced a similar situation? If your answer is no to either these questions, then your ignorant questions are understandable

So a few questions. Did anyone commenting here or on the topic read the article? Does anyone know the meaning and difference between Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment?

I can imagine the situation of the woman because even I was molested by a thorough gentleman no one will believe to be capable of doing so. People can have different faces, one to show to the world and then there is a real one.

Please let’s wait till the people who’re supposed to judge do their bit.

so if hes proven guilty then will sharman joshi change his stance..??stark silence by btown on this matter is the reason girls are afraid to speak up.raju hirani must be tried&also put through lie detector &narco tests..by the court of law till then we should neither support him or malign him i guess..but its also important to listen to the victim and not sideline her.

he made - movie like Sanju. obviously he had issues.

The law of the land MUST be followed. Every accused has a right to offer his side. Even in Harvey Weinstein's case, a case and a solid investigation was built for over 14 months by the NYT, with multiple witnesses. This is only fair. Having said that, glad that the woman got a fair hearing from VVC and Anupama

Even his friends really shouldn't say anything. The person who knows the most about you is probably your spouse, and in 90% of these cases, the wives had no idea.

So a woman can never lie and a man is always guilty ? We should end the justice system..these days justice is given out on twitter..

Not always but most of the time men are predators

I just can’t believe this. This does not look like it’s true.

Which part doesn’t seem true?!! Stop making excuses for the predators

How does he know Hirani is innocent? Or he doesn't care?

I have met him in person a couple of times and he is a thorough gentleman, hard to believe he can do something like this.

Why do people have so much trouble just acknowledging that there are different sides to every individual? One may be a different person with friends than they are with family, work colleagues, acquaintances, and so on. Just because Hirani was an epitome of all things great with the men on his sets, he may not necessarily have been so with female subordinates.

People are too forgiving towards men and very harsh towards women. Though men kill people, being culprit for bombing,are sexual predators, people often forgive them. In contrary, if woman does a single mistake then hola...life and career is over for her. How people are supporting him without knowing the intensity of guilt he has done, just because they can get a chance in his movie when "the things shall pass"

If you can judge and found him guilty without any knowledge about the matter, he can stand by his side as he knows him as a person.

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