Arshad Warsi Reacts To Rajkumar Hirani’s Sexual Harassment Incident | Exclusive

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Sunday turned out to be a shocking day for all the B-townies as a story accusing renowned director Rajkumar Hirani made headlines. According to a Huffington Post India article published today, a woman who worked with Hirani in his last film, 'Sanju' starring Ranbir Kapoor in lead role, accused him of sexual assault. The woman was a co-worker at the director's production house and has alleged that the acclaimed filmmaker abused her over a period of six months, between March and September 2018, while filming 'Sanju'. She revealed her ordeal in an email dated November 3, 2018, to "Sanju" co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra. In the email, she also marked Vidhu's wife and film journalist, Anupama Chopra as well as to Hirani's co-writer Abhijat Joshi. In her story, she has claimed that Hirani first made a sexually suggestive remark to her on April 9, 2018 and then sexually assaulted her at his home-cum-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." The complainant said Hirani used to be her father figure. The director broken his silence over the issue and denied all the accusations and his lawyer Anand Desai also dubbed the allegations as "false", "mischievous", "scandalous", "motivated" and "defamatory". Rajkumar Hirani in his statement 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."* In an exclusive interview, actor Arshad Warsi who has worked with Hirani reacted to his sexual misconduct allegations And here is what he shared Byte What’s your take on this do Comment and tell us. Priyanka Chauhan With cameraperson Babaji. India Forums, Mumbai.


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