Aamir Khan, who was all set to produce Mogul after Thugs Of Hindostan, has left the project due to Director Subhash Kapoor. Without naming him, Aamir Khan wrote a letter on Twitter mentioning his exit from an upcoming film without revealing the film or person’s name.
Well, it is all confirmed that Subhash Kapoor is the main reason behind it as he was accused for sexual harassment by TV actress Geetika Tyagi in 2012.
Aamir Khan wrote, “As creative people we have been committed to foregrounding and finding solutions to social issues, and at Aamir Khan Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind. We strongly condemn any act of sexual harassment, and equally we condemn any and all false accusations in such cases.
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 judgement 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.
We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case.
We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change. For far too long women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop. In this regard we are committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in.”
In a reply to Aamir Khan, Subhash Kaport says, “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.”
Talking about the whole case, T-series head Bhushan Kumar told to PTI, “He (Aamir) doesn’t want to work with Subhash Kapoor because of his unfinished case.”
When asked about, will Subhash work on this project, Bhushan says, “No.. We won’t. We are not making (the film) with him.”
Altogether, Mogul film is further delayed due to the sexual harassment allegation against Subhash Kapoor.
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