#MeToo controversy in Bollywood might have slowed down in recent times, but it has created quite a stir and raised a pertinent debate regarding women’s safety. Celebrated filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani‘s name had also appeared in sexual harassment allegations. Raju though had denied his involvement in any sort of sexual misconduct.
Now, according to reports, Rajkumar Hirani will be sacked from the direction of ‘Munna Bhai 3’. Vidhu Vinod Chopra who has produced all the films Hirani has director is pretty upset with the director. He might soon drop Hirani from the direction ‘Munna Bhai 3’. Vidhu Vinod Chopra might take this decision amid fear of problems faced if Hirani directs the said project.
Rajkumar Hirani is one of the most successful directors in the Hindi film industry currently. He has made films like ‘Sanju’, ‘PK’, ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Munna Bhai’ series and all his films have been greatly appreciated and had made a tremendous amount of money at the box-office.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra clearly refused to comment anything on Hirani’s controversy when he was asked about it during the promotions of ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’.
He said, “This stage here is for something else, which is extremely important for us, as important as what you’re talking about. This opportunity we should use to talk about this and that of course, when there is a right time, we will talk about it.”
Bollywood has to do a serious soul searching after the #MeToo fiasco. The industry has to have a zero tolerance towards sexual harassment at the work place.