Rajkumar Hirani came under scanner after he was accused of sexual harassment. The incident came in light after MeToo movement hit Bollywood and many big names like Alok Nath, Rajat Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl and Sajid Khan among others were named by various women for sexual harassment. However, when Sanjay Dutt was asked about Hirani, as he has worked in his movies he says that he doesn’t believe in the allegations of sexual assault made against director Rajkumar Hirani. He was speaking to journalist Rajeev Masand where he made the following statement.
He was asked about the making of next film in the Munna Bhai series, to which he replied the film would happen when the script is ready. Leading from that, Rajeev asked him if he thought it will still happen in light of the allegations against Hirani. Sanjay replied: “I don’t believe in those allegations. I have worked with him in so many films, it’s been so many years and I don’t know why that lady is putting these allegations. It does not make sense to any one of us. If you have some allegations, file an FIR, do something. But Raju Hirani and those kind of allegations, I don’t think so.”
This Huffington Post wrote about Rajkumar Hirani, and how he molested a fellow female colleague who worked with the director on the post-production of Sanju. However, Hiran denied all the allegations on him.