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Sexual misconduct allegations against Subhash Kapoor compels Aamir Khan to opt out of Mogul

Aamir Khan and T-Series to not work with Subhash Kapoor. Aamir quits Gulshan Kumar biopic Mogul

Aamir Khan Sexual misconduct allegations against Subhash Kapoor compels Aamir Khan to opt out of Mogul Source : Press

In the wake of #MeToo movement, Aamir Khan who was prepping up for the Gulshan Kumar biopic titled Mogul has issued a statement that announces his opting out of the film as its producer owing to the sexual misconduct allegations on the film's director Subhash Kapoor.


The director, who is credited for the film Jolly LLB, has been accused of raping actress Geetika Tyagi in 2012. The director was arrested after Tyagi's complaint; however, he was released on bail later in 2014. Standing in support to the movement and the victim, Aamir Khan and his wife issued a statement.


"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," the statement read.


Subhash Kapoor responded to Aamir Khan's decision of quitting the movie. He said to a leading daily, "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?"


Furthermore, producer Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said his company has refused to keep any ties with Subhash Kapoor.
"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," Kumar said.