Aamir Khan backs out of Gulshan Kumar biopic ‘Mogul’ in the wake of #MeToo movement
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has distanced himself from producing ‘Mogul’ a biopic on Gulshan Kumar with T-series that was to be directed by Subhash Kapoor. The Mr. Perfectionist who was to start the work on this biopic after completing ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ has issued a statement with his wife Kiran Rao. In the wake of the #MeToo movement in India, the PK star and his wife have said that they “are committed to doing any and everything to make film industry a safe and happy one to work in”.
In the statement tweeted by Aamir, they mention that someone they were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct and the matter is subjudice at the moment.
Here is what the statement says:
For the uninitiated director, Subhash Kapoor had been accused of attempting to rape actress Geetika Tyagi in 2012. Tyagi, who has been seen in the television series ‘Powder’, filed a case against Kapoor in 2014, and also released a video in which she can be seen slapping Kapoor in the presence of his wife. Kapoor was arrested and released on bail following Tyagi’s complaint.
Though Aamir has not named anyone in his statement, he has mentioned that they were about to begin work with someone accused of sexual misconduct and the matter is subjudice at the moment. However, producer Bhushan Kumar has ousted Subhash Kapoor and confirmed the news.
The T-Series head honcho, who was to co-produce the film with Aamir, said he has decided to not work with Kapoor. However, he is not certain whether or not Aamir will join him back as a co-producer now when Kapoor has been ousted.