Yesterday, Aamir Khan posted a long note on his Twitter handle stating that he has opted out of a film. The actor, who is known as the perfectionist of Bollywood, stated that he backed out as the director of that project was accused of sexual misconduct. Soon after the actor shared the tweet, social media users were quick to speculate that the movie in question is Mogul, the film which is based on the life of late Gulshan Kumar. Latest development on this matter is that Subhash Kapoor who was supposed to direct this project has reacted to Aamir opting out of the film.
While speaking to The Indian Express, Kapoor 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 misconduct. If your answer is latter then for me it's nothing less then a khaap panchayat mentality."
Confirming that Subhash has been sacked from the project, T-Series chief Bhushan Kumar told the same daily, "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."
For the ones who do not know, Subhash Kapoor was accused by Geetika Tyagi of molestation in 2014. She had filed an FIR against him alleging that he attempted to rape her.
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