In the wake of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood, Aamir Khan has earlier stepped away from his forthcoming film.
The film was the biopic of late T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar because of the sexual misconduct allegations against director Subhash Kapoor. But now Kapoor is reportedly no longer associated with the project.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, “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.”
A few days back, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao issued a joint statement that read: “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 sub judice and that the legal process is in motion.”
Meanwhile, director Subhash Kapoor at the time of his exit from the project had said, “I understand and respect Aamir Khan’s and Kiran Rao’s decision. Since matter is sub judice, I intend to prove my innocence in the court of law.”