Aamir Khan exits Subhash Kapoor’s film as producer

Lewis Collier
October 11, 2018

With the #MeToo movement tide taking over Bollywood, many actors are taking a step against those who have been accused of sexual harassment.

Actor and producer Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao put out a joint statement on Twitter, this Wednesday, saying that Aamir Khan Productions has zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct and hence they have chose to step away from a film, they were about to begin work on. Now, Aamir Khan has stepped down as a producer of Subhash Kapoor's upcoming biopic on Gulshan Kumar, the late founder of T-Series. In 2014, Subhash had been accused of molestation by actor Geetika Tyagi, who had filed a complaint against him in 2012, saying that he tried to rape her.

For the ones who do not know, Subhash Kapoor was accused by Geetika Tyagi of molestation in 2014.

In a statement on Twitter, the duo behind Aamir Khan Productions said that the charges were brought the case were brought to their attention two weeks ago. "So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegations, we have made a decision to step away from this film", read the statement posted by Aamir in Twitter.

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"We are not an investigative agency, nor are we in any position to pass judgment on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegation, we have made a decision to step away from this film", it added. Mr.Kapoor said that since the matter is sub judice, "he intends to prove his innocence in the court of law". "We are instituting a committee within the Guild to lead this effort, and we are determined to stay the course till workplaces in the industry are safe spaces for everyone", read an official statement from the Producers Guild of India.

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. If your answer is latter then for me it's nothing less then a khap panchayat mentality", he said.

In a joint statement, Aamir and his wife, Kiran Rao, said, "At Aamir Khan Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind".

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