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Rajkumar Hirani’s nomination for Filmfare Award sparks internet outrage

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 March 2019, 03:12 PM
Netizens slam Filmfare for nominating Rajkumar Hirani (Photo: Twitter)
Netizens slam Filmfare for nominating Rajkumar Hirani (Photo: Twitter)

Director of well-acclaimed movies like Sanju, PK, 3 Idiots, Rajkumar Hirani has just been nominated for Filmfare’s best director and best film categories for Sanju, netizens are however unhappy with the nomination. The netizen’s outburst has to do with the fact that the ace filmmaker was in 2018 embroiled in the #MeToo movement after Hirani was accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a female crew while working on the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic 'Sanju’.

Shortly after the nominations were announced on Wednesday, netizens took to Twitter to share their disapproval over Filmfare nominating the Bollywood filmmaker in two categories stating that the director who is still under the microscopic view of the sexual allegations should not have been nominated.

Voicing their disapproval one user wrote, “So, Filmfare has nominated Rajkumar Hirani even when he has sexual harassment allegations against him and Mumbai Film Fest dropped Anurag Kashyap’s short film which had no connection with Phantom or Vikas Bahl.”

Another user, who thinks the nomination for the hypocrisy on Fimfare’s part wrote, ‘’“Filmfare hey filmfare every major new outlet has covered the allegations against Rajkumar Hirani in #Metoo. Don’t see any post on Twitter regarding you guys do films news right? Hypocrite much?”

Check out some of the Tweets from the netizens here:

Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, which was a big show last year starring Ranbir Kapoor soared high at the box office earning a whopping Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend also becoming the fifth highest grossing Hindi film of all time. The Rajkumar Hirani movie saw some Bollywood kingpins like Ranbir Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal among others. 

First Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019 03:11 PM
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