During the MeToo movement in India last year, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexually assualting a female member of his crew on Sanju. He has now got Filmfare nominations for the same film.
Famed director Rajkumar Hirani, who delivered a blockbuster with Sanju last year, was recently accused of sexual assault by a female crew member while working on the Ranbir Kapoor starrer. Rajkumar maintained that the allegations were false, but due to the accusations, his name was dropped from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga ahead of its release. Many came to Rajkumar’s support, while others called for a fair trial on the same. Amid all of this, Hirani continued to remain mum and avoided any sort of media interaction. However, the film-maker has slowly been making a comeback in the public eye.
A few weeks ago, he was in Switzerland to attend the pre-wedding celebrations of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. Last Saturday and Sunday, Hirani and his wife, Manjeet attended the couple’s reception in Mumbai.
In the latest update, Rajkumar has been nominated in the Best Director category at the upcoming Filmfare Awards for Sanju. Not just that, his film has also been nominated in the Best Film category. The nominations for the Filmfare awards were announced last evening. However, Rajkumar’s nominations in two categories have not gone down well with citizens and Twitter exploded after the nomination list was released.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) March 13, 2019
Twitterati is of the view that the director who is still under the lens should not have been nominated in the first place owing to the sexual misconduct allegations. Take a look at some of the fiery reactions below:
Filmfare nominated Rajkumar Hirani for best director!
FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/nHxnCQhSS5
— AB (@Abhisingh183) March 12, 2019
So, @filmfare has nominated @RajkumarHirani even when he has sexual harassment allegations against him and @MumbaiFilmFest dropped @anuragkashyap72 ‘s Short film which had no connection with Phantom or Vikas Bahl. Such boot-lickers @jiteshpillaai @raghuvendras
— Anshul गुप्ता (@niSHULk_opinion) March 12, 2019
Wtf!!!!!!! Rajkumar Hirani for best director!!!
— Maha (@MaahaRS) March 12, 2019
Despite everything their audacity to nominate Rajkumar Hirani. @filmfare is a sellout and bonafide trash!
— GoT14April (@vedant123) March 12, 2019
Do you think Rajkumar Hirani’s nomination for the Filmfare awards is justified?