Sonam Kapoor on sexual harassment claims against Rajkumar Hirani

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor on Wednesday said she stands by the #MeToo movement but feels judgement should be reserved in the case of filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual harassment. Hirani was associated as a co-producer of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga but his name was dropped after an article in HuffPost India claimed that he had sexually abused an assistant on the set of Sanju. Sonam had a short role in the film.

“I am a huge supporter of the #MeToo movement and this is a very important question… This is not the right platform because our film is as important as the movement.

“I know Raju Hirani very well, I have known him for many years and I have huge respect for him as a filmmaker and as a man. I think we all should reserve judgement and be very responsible before we say anything more on this subject.. Because we don’t need to derail this movement,” Sonam.

Sonam, who has voiced her support for the #MeToo movement in the past, said more understanding is needed about the movement. “Media and all journalists don’t understand how important the pen is, how important your voice is and it can make or break a person’s life. So wait, do proper research and ask what is actually happening and understand what is actually happening. I promise after the film releases, I will have something to say.

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