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After Subhash Kapoor's Exit Aamir Khan Returns To Gulshan Kumar's Biopic 'Mogul'

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| October 22 , 2018 , 13:21 IST

Amidst the #Me Too movement gaining momentum in Bollywood, a lot of Producers, actors and directors have come under the radar of this campaign.

According to the reports, after Subhash Kapoor withdrew from the film 'Mogul' which is Gulshan Kumar biopic Amir has agreed to be back on board. Amir distanced himself from the film after Subhash Kapoor was accused of sexual misconduct and molestation.

From Sajid Khan to Anu Malik many of these men had to step down from their ongoing projects, a few weeks ago, sexual misconduct charges were levied against 'Mogul' film’s director Subhash Kapoor which had Amir Khan as the co-producer.

“As creative people, we have been committed to foregrounding and finding solutions to social issues, and at Aamir Khan Productions we have always had a zero tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind. We strongly condemn any act of sexual harassment, and equally, we condemn any and all false accusations in such cases,” stated a joint statement issued by the actor-producer and wife Kiran.

We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case. We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change. For too long, women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop. In this regard, we are committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in,” the statement concluded.

Subhash Kapoor in his defence stated that while he understands and respects Aamir and Kiran’s decision, he intends to prove his innocence in the court of law.

Later, T-series pit boss Bhushan too decided not to work with the director.  A source close to the development informed, “The script is close to Aamir and he wants to make the film. Bhushan and he have had a number of meetings since and decided to collaborate on Mogul again. The hunt is on for another director. They are also looking at finalising the cast so they can roll with the film, asap.”