In the wake of #MeToo movement, Aamir Khan has decided to
quit the Gulshan Kumar biopic, Mogul. The superstar, who was set to co-produce
the film, left the project yesterday evening. He took the strong step after
actress Geetika Tyagi tweeted to Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (Kiran Rao is
the chairperson), reminding them of the sexual harassment subjected on her by
the Mogul director, Subhash Kapoor.
Geetika asked Kiran if she remembers that Aamir Khan is
working with Subhash Kapoor who she alleged had earlier sexually assaulted her.
Tyagi’s tweet read, “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
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— Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 9, 2018
“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.
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan”
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