Aamir Khan, on Monday shocked one and all after announcing that he would work with the #MeToo accused Subhash Kapoor in Mogul, after first deciding to step out from the project. This news took the Internet by storm and in a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Aamir said that he couldn’t sleep at night knowing Subhash Kapoor had lost several other projects because of Aamir’s stand against him and feels that his actions might have caused him to lose his right to work and earn a livelihood. For the unversed, director Subhash Kapoor was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Geetika Tyagi, in the wake of Me Too Movement.
Aamir Khan’s change of heart and his decision to join hands with Subhash Kapoor after first refusing, didn’t sit well with Tanushree Dutta, who herself was one of those who spearheaded the #MeToo movement in Bollywood. Now, in an interview with Mid-Day, Tanushree criticized Aamir for his decision and called out the industry for its double standards. She said, "How come nobody in Bollywood has sleepless nights when a woman becomes a victim of abuse and is not able to work due to the trauma and ostracisation.” She goes on to question that if Aamir agreed to work with Kapoor, why did he not hire Geetika Tyagi who suffered the consequences of his actions? “Why do only the creepy men of Bollywood get compassion? Let the girls also see some of that saintly do-goodery,” she adds.
Tanushree also adds that compassion should be universal and being selective about it is ignorance and convenience. She said, “Nobody bothered to ask me how I was doing when my livelihood was snatched away after the Horn Ok Pleassss (2009) harassment episode. No compassion for me, Aamir?"
Geetika Tyagi, who had accused director Subhash Kapoor of sexual misconduct, also came forward and expressed her disappointment over Aamir Khan’s reverse decision of working with him.
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