Rajkumar Hirani to reportedly be part of FICCI Frames despite sexual assault allegations

Rajkumar Hirani be a part of the FICCI Frames' segment Frame Your Idea where people can pitch their ideas and stories to studio heads.

FP Staff March 02, 2019 15:48:56 IST
Rajkumar Hirani to reportedly be part of FICCI Frames despite sexual assault allegations

Rajkumar Hirani's production house has been invited to participate in the upcoming FICCI Frames, despite sexual assault allegations levelled against him.

According to Mid-Day, he will be a part of the media conclave's segment Frame Your Idea where people can pitch their ideas and stories to studio heads.

"Hirani has a clean image, and when the allegations came to light, many members of the film fraternity came out in support of him. The members of FICCI decided that until he is proven guilty, there is no harm in having him or his production house on board," a source told the publication.

Rajkumar Hirani to reportedly be part of FICCI Frames despite sexual assault allegations

Rajkumar Hirani. Image from Twitter

Hirani was called out for sexual harassment with a woman "assistant" alleging in an article in HuffPost India that he sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018 while working on Sanju. The charges were denied by the filmmaker.

However, his name was removed from the credits of Shelly Chopra Dhar's film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, starring Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao. He was co-producing the feature via Rajkumar Hirani Films.

Hirani was also supported by many members of the film industry, including Sharman Joshi, Javed Akhtar, Karishma Tanna and Boney Kapoor.

 

 

 

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