(Reuters) - Famend Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a subordinate over a length of six months in 2018. Hirani, identified for feel-good, comedy movies that experience grossed document numbers on the Indian box-office, was once named in a Huffington Publish India tale on Sunday. It quoted an unnamed lady, just about 30 years more youthful than Hirani, who alleged the 56-year-old director sexually assaulted her on multiple instance. In a commentary past due on Sunday, Hirani denied all allegations. \u201cI wish to very strongly state that it is a false, malicious and mischievous tale being unfold with the only real aim of destroying my recognition,\u201d Hirani mentioned in a commentary despatched to newshounds via his publicist. Reuters was once not able to achieve him at once for additional remark thru textual content messages and speak to calls. The identification of the lady may now not be right away ascertained. Hirani is without doubt one of the trade\u2019s most valuable administrators, and his closing movie, a biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, was once one of the most highest-grossing movies of 2018. He's essentially the most high-profile Bollywood determine to stand allegations since India\u2019s #MeToo motion accumulated tempo on-line closing September, resulting in a chain of accusations via girls of sexual harassment or attack towards actors, entertainers, editors and politicians, amongst others. Reporting via Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Edited via Martin Howell and Darren SchuettlerOur Requirements:The Thomson Reuters Consider Rules.