BOLLYWOOD: In 2018, Rajkumar Hirani was reportedly accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a female crew member while working on the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju. The film happens to be the very project that had landed two nominations for the director.
Shortly after the nominations were announced on Wednesday, 13 March, users took to Twitter to voice their objection over Filmfare nominating the Bollywood filmmaker in two categories stating that the director who is still under the lens should not have been nominated.
So, @filmfare has nominated @RajkumarHirani even when he has sexual harassment allegations against him and @MumbaiFilmFest dropped @anuragkashyap72 ‘s Short film which had no connection with Phantom or Vikas Bahl. Such boot-lickers @jiteshpillaai @raghuvendras
— Anshul गुप्ता (@niSHULk_filmcri) March 12, 2019