Sharman Joshi on Monday said he stands by his 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman. The actor has called the filmmaker a man of immense integrity, character and honour.

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Sharman tweeted: “Raju Sir is a man of immense integrity, character, honour, compassion and truthfulness, all the virtues one would imagine are non-existent in people today, someone I am absolutely inspired by and have learnt from and because of whom I believe I have gone onto being a better person. All I want to say, Sir is that this too shall pass.”

Rajkumar Hirani is a man of integrity: Sharman Joshi
Rajkumar Hirani Sexual Assault Controversy: Sharman Joshi Expresses His Point Of View!

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“I can imagine how demeaning it might be to even stand up for yourself in a situation such as this,” Sharman added with ‘I Stand For Raju Hirani’ hashtag.

According to a HuffPost India article on Sunday, the woman claimed that Hirani sexually abused her on more than one occasion over a six-month period between March and September 2018.

The 56-year-old filmmaker has denied the allegation.

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