Rajkumar Hirani, the director of Bollywood's blockbuster movie 3 Idiots, has been accused of sexual assault by his assistant who worked with him his film Sanju in 2018.
The woman alleged told HuffPost India that Hirani sexually abused her multiple times between March and September 2018.
She detailed the accusation in an email she sent to the filmmaker's longtime collaborator, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who was also the co-producer of "Sanju", on November 3, 2018.
She said in the statement that Hirani first passed a sexually suggestive remark to her on April 9, 2018, and later at her home, he sexually assaulted her.
She wrote in the email,
I remember forming these words on my lips - 'Sir, This is wrong. Because of this power structure. You being the absolute power and me being a mere assistant, a nobody - I will never be able to express myself to you'
The woman added, "It was unbearable but the reason I endured it all, until I couldn’t, was because I didn’t want my job to be taken away from me, and work to be questioned. Ever."
As per the report, she was even "intimidated by Hirani" However, according to a report in HuffPost India, Hirani has since denied the allegations.
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