Rajkumar Hirani denies sex assault allegations

A top Bollywood director has denied allegations of sexual assault made against him by a colleague.

Rajkumar Hirani is the highest-profile figure to be named in what is being called India’s #Metoo movement.

The 56-year-old is accused by a woman, who has remained anonymous, of assaulting her multiple times during the post-production work of Hirani’s last film, Sanju.

It is understood she worked as an assistant.

Mr Hirani has denied the allegations in a statement released by his lawyer, claiming it is “a false malicious and mischievous story being spread with the sole intention of destroying [his] reputation”.

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