Munna Bhai 3 on hold till Rajkumar Hirani gets clean chit in sexual abuse case
New Delhi : Upcoming Bollywood movie 'Munna Bhai 3' has been put on hold till the famous director Rajkumar Hirani gets a clean chit in the sexual abuse case filed by one of her co-workers in 'Sanju' team.
The filmmaker has clearly rubbished the allegations. Rajkumar Hirani said, "I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months back. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or legal body. The complainant has chosen to go to the media instead. I want to very strongly state that this is a false malicious and mischievous story being spread with the sole intention of destroying my reputation."
However, the allegations have put a negative impact on the professional side of Rajkumar Hirani. If a report is to believed then Munna Bhai 3 has been put on hold, till he gets a clean cheat. The tabloid quoted a source, "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," the source added.