Sanju actress Karishma Tanna defends Rajkumar Hirani, says allegations of sexual misconduct are false

FP Staff

Jan 17, 2019 10:17:15 IST

After director Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 film Sanju, actress Karishma Tanna has voiced her support for the filmmaker, dubbing the accuser as "immature".

 Sanju actress Karishma Tanna defends Rajkumar Hirani, says allegations of sexual misconduct are false

Rajkumar Hirani and Karishma Tanna. Image from Facebook

In an interaction with Bollywood Life, Tanna, who appeared in a cameo in Sanju, said that she was more upset than shocked when she heard about the accusation. "I would like to say that whoever is trying to do it, is very immature. Someone like him, a veteran and a respectable director and producer like him, I cannot even think of it. I have worked with him and it has been a brilliant pleasure and outstanding experience. When I heard the news, more than being shocked I was very upset,” she told the publication.

Addressing the accuser, she further said that there is always an option to say "no", and that one should not levy "false allegations".

After the allegations came to light, a number of Hirani's collaborators, including Arshad WarsiDia Mirza and Sharman Joshi, have voiced their opinions on the same. While Dia said that she was "deeply distressed by this news", Sharman described the 3 Idiots director as "a man of immense integrity, character, honour, compassion and truthfulness". Speaking on the issue, Javed Akhtar quoted George Bernard Shaw, who said, "it is too dangerous to be too good”.

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Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 10:17:15 IST