Sanjay Dutt and Raju Hirani have been long time collaborators. Rajkumar Hirani made a film on Sanjay Dutt’s life, Sanju, which was a major hit. Raju Hirani received criticism for ‘whitewashing’ Sanjay Dutt’s life but the film was considered a critical and commercial success. Recently, Raju Hirani was accused of sexual harassment by an employee.
In an article written in Huffington Post, an employee had emailed film critic Anupama Chopra who is also the wife of Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raju Hirani are frequent collaborators and have made various successful films such as PK, Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots. In the email, the employee said that the alleged assault on her happened between March and September 2018. The email was sent in November 2018. Raju Hirani has denied the accusations completely.
Sanjay Dutt was asked about the making of next film in the Munna Bhai series by Rajeev Masand in a recent interview. According a report in Hindustan Times, Sanjay Dutt replied to said question by saying that it would start when the script is ready. Rajeev Masand then asked him if it would happen despite the allegations against Hirani.
The Munna Bhai actor actor replied, “I don’t believe in those allegations. I have worked with him in so many films, it’s been so many years and I don’t know why that lady is putting these allegations.”
Sanjay Dutt also said, “It does not make sense to any one of us. If you have some allegations, file an FIR, do something. But Raju Hirani and those kind of allegations, I don’t think so.”