Amid sexual assault allegations, Rajkumar Hirani nominated for Filmfare award, netizens lose cool

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Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani who has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant who worked with him on Sanju, has been nominated in the Best Director category at the upcoming Filmfare Awards for the same film.

Rajkumar Hirani nominated for Filmfare award

The nominations for the awards were announced last evening. Hirani’s fellow nominees are Amar Kaushik (Stree), Amit Sharma (Badhaai Ho), Meghna Gulzar (Raazi), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Padmaavat) and Sriram Raghavan (AndhaDhun).

Well, this didn’t goes well down with the netizens and people took to the micro-blogging site to express their anger over the matter.

Rajkumar Hirani nominated for Filmfare award

Here’s how people reacted:

For those who don’t knows, Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual harassment by a female assistant who worked with him on Sanju. The women claims that he sexually assaulted her over a period of 6 months between March and September 2018. She claims that he harassed her during the post-production of Sanju.

However, Rajkumar denied all the allegations against him by issuing a statement.

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“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.”

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