Sonam Kapoor On #MeToo Allegations Against Raju Hirani: Let’s Reserve Our Judgement And Be Responsible

After Vidhu Vinod Chopra, now Sonam Kapoor has broken her silence on Rajkumar Hirani’s #MeToo allegations. Here’s what she has to say

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Sonam Kapoor On #MeToo Allegations Against Raju Hirani: Let’s Reserve Our Judgement And Be Responsible
Rajkumar Hirani’s name was called out in the #MeToo movement. The filmmaker who has refuted all the allegations against him, saw his name removed from the credit list of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga that stars Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla. Now, Sonam Kapoor has finally reacted on allegations against the co-producer of her film.

While speaking to PTI, she first spilled her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, “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.” Further reacting on allegations against Raju Hirani, she said, “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 judgment and be very responsible before we say anything more on this subject. Because we don’t need to derail this movement.”

The Neerja actress further quipped that she has always been a big supporter of #MeToo movement. She said, “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. I always want to believe a woman but suppose by chance, if it is not true, then how bad it will be for the movement, especially if it is somebody like Raju Hirani.” She added, “But till things are not clear, don’t make click-bait articles and play with somebody’s life. It will derail the movement completely.”

She also spoke about Tanushree Dutta, who started the movement in India, last year. Said Sonam, “With Tanushree Dutta (who kicked off the #MeToo movement in India last year), there was a lot of truth in the article. There was a lot of research done. A lot of people came forward. So you understand where it is coming from.”

Further, the actress asserted that she will talk about the issue later, “This film is important and it should not become about that. If I have to sit down and talk about it, I can talk about it at length but we need to be careful about the people we accuse and people whose side we take. You have to take a side and I don’t believe in sitting on the fence so I will take my side when I have to.”