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Aamir Khan ‘Steps Away’ from Mogul; Subhash Kapoor Dropped as Director

Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao issued a joint statement that they are opting out of a film, as the director associated with it has been accused of sexual harassment.

While the actor did not name anyone in person or the film in the statement, Bhushan Kumar, the producer of the film, Mogul.

During a conversation with a leading daily, said that Subhash Kapoor who is believed to be the person, Aamir and Kiran named in the statement, will no longer direct the film.

Subhash Kapoor has been accused of molestation by actress Geetika Tyagi. The actress accused that the Jolly LLB director had of ‘dragging her’ and ‘forcing himself on her’ at a party in 2012.

Kapoor was arrested and later released on bail. Geetika Tyagi had shared a video in which she is confronting Kapoor and his wife.

She slaps the director in the video after breaking down and discussing the sexual interaction he had with her.

She is seen saying in the video that it will take time for her to overcome the trauma that she has gone through.

Subhash Kapoor had also reacted to Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s decision to dissociate themselves from the film. He 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 than a khaap panchayat mentality.”

Geetika Tyagi also lauded Aamir and Kiran’s decision. Mogul, a biopic of Bhushan Kumar’s father, slain T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar was being co-produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao.

What do you think of Aamir’s decision? Do let us know.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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