AIB and Rajat Kapoor’s film dropped from MAMI film festival in support of #MeToo movement

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Several women have joined the #MeToo movement which was initiated by Tanushree Dutta after she accused Nana Patekar. The entire Bollywood is hit by a storm, as the big names of actors, directors and producers have come up for their misconduct with women.

In support of the #MeToo stories, Bollywood has come forward to demolish the accused ones. Several production houses have started dropping the accused from their projects now. Vikas Bahl was the first one to be dropped from Ranveer Singh’s ’83’.

AIB even put out an official statement about Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba. They had to step out from their co-founder positions for the time being.

With an official statement, MAMI films have announced on Tuesday that they are dropping Rajat Kapoor’s film ‘Kadakh’ and AIB’s ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ from the line-up of the upcoming 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. They said, “We as an Academy (MAMI) strongly support the #MeToo movement. In light of recent developments, we have decided to drop the following films from our line-up – AIB’s ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ and Rajat Kapoor’s ‘Kadakh'”.

We want to use this opportunity to open up the conversation and find solutions to harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace. Starting with this edition of the festival, we would like to unite the community to find positive and constructive ways to deal with it,” the MAMI’s statement read further.

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