Aamir Khan back on board for Mogul, will work with MeToo-accused Subhash Kapoor
The actor has reversed his decision to not work with director Subhash Kapoor on the biopic of Gulshan Kumar
Aamir Khan has reversed his decision to not work with MeToo-accused Subhash Kapoor. Last year in October, Aamir in a joint statement with wife Kiran Rao had announced that will not associate with Subhash, who is facing sexual misconduct allegations in court. The film in question was Mogul, a biopic on Music baron Gulshan Kumar that Aamir was set to star in and co-produce. At the time, the actor had stated that he supports the MeToo Movement in Bollywood and has decided not to work with a tainted person.
However, as per recent reports, Aamir has confirmed he is returning to the project and will essay Gulshan Kumar in his biopic. The actor told a publication that he was feeling guilty about having harmed a person’s right to work and livelihood. He said he received a letter from the Indian Film & Television Director’s Association (IFTDA) in May urging him to reconsider his decision, since the case against Subhash was still sub-judice. Aamir added that the accusations against Subhas could not be investigated by an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as the alleged incident happened outside the workplace. He claimed to have The actor also claimed to have met 10-12 women who have worked with Subhash and spoke highly of him. As a result, he decided to reserve his decision and reconvene with the makers of Mogul.
Aamir Khan is presently working on the Indian remake of Forrest Gump titled Laal Singh Chaddha. He is also expected to star in the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha.