Aamir Khan has opted out a film on the ground that it’s helmed by someone who has a pending sexual harassment case on him. Twitter clients rushed to estimate that Aamir is talking Mogul, a film on late founder of T-Series Gulshan Kumar. Subhash Kapoor was relied upon to direct the film whose sexual harassment case is sub-judice.
Later, Subhash responded to Aamir’s statement. He said, “I understand and respect Aamir khan’s and Kiran Rao’s decision. Since matter is subjudice, i intend to prove my innocence in the court of law. But I do want to raise a question – is secretly filming a crying woman without her consent and knowledge and uploading it on social media not harassment or abuse? Or is it fine if she is related to someone who is “allegedly accused”of a mis conduct. If your answer is latter then for me it’s nothing less then a khaap panchayat mentality.”
Aamir Khan Quits The Film on Gulshan Kumar: #MeToo Movement
Earlier, Aamir took to Twitter late on Wednesday to announce his decision. His official statement says, “Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to our attention that someone we were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiry we found that this particular case is subjudice, and that the legal process is in motion. We are not an investigative agency, nor are we in any position to pass judgment on anyone — that is for the police and judiciary to do. So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegations, we have decided to step away from this film.”
Meanwhile, T-Series chief Bhushan Kumar has sacked Kapoor from the project. “It is our foremost duty to make our industry safe for everyone, make an industry that creates environment of equality and a better place to work. With the on-going proceedings against the director that have been brought to our notice, everyone at T-Series has decided to not work with the director.”
On the possibility of bringing Aamir on board the project again, Kumar said, “That I can’t comment now as you can understand from his tweet he has nothing against us but director.”
Actress Geetika Tyagi Kapoor accused of the assault in 2014 and had recorded an FIR against him, charging that he endeavored to assault her in 2012. Aamir’s choice comes after Tyagi openly got out his wife Kiran Rao on Tuesday, scrutinizing Aamir’s contribution in a task that likewise has Kapoor.
“Although @MumbaiFilmFest hs disassociated itslf frm directors & producer whose names have come out in #Metoo movement but I hope its chairperson #KiranRao remembers tht @aamir_khan her husband hmslf is working wth #subhashkapoor who’s being prosecuted for sexual assault & molestation (sic),” she tweeted.