In the wake of #MeToo movement, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has come under the scanner as well after a woman (crew member on his film Sanju) accused him of sexual misconduct. The lady has alleged that Hirani sexually abused her ‘on more than one occasion over a six-month period between March and September 2018’. However, the filmmaker has denied all the allegations levelled against him calling it a false malicious and mischievous story. Unfortunately, these allegations have certainly affected his work. After VVC decided to drop Hirani’s name form the promotional material of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, now his film, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S 3 has been put on hold.
According to a Mid-Day report, the film will be kept on hold until the director gets a clean chit. “In a meeting in late December, it was decided that Fox would pull the plug on Munna Bhai 3 if Hirani was found guilty. The studio stands in solidarity with the survivor. VVC Films too has taken the matter seriously and dropped Hirani’s name from the promotional material of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. An ICC set up by VVC Films will investigate the matter. Munna Bhai 3, however, by default, is on hold till Hirani gets a clean chit,” a source from the studio was quoted as saying to the tabloid.