Aamir Khan is back on board for the Gulshan Kumar biopic, tentatively titled Mogul. The perfectionist had walked out of the film following #MeToo allegations against the director of the film- Subhash Kapoor. Announcing his exit from Mogul, Aamir had stated, “At Aamir Khan Productions we have often had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any type… Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories started emerging, it was brought to our interest that an individual we have been about to commence function with has been accused of sexual misconduct.”
Months soon after quitting the project, Aamir has now reversed his selection to function with filmmaker Subhash Kapoor for Mogul. Aamir Khan confirmed this improvement to Hindustan Occasions and stated, “Nicely, Kiran and I have been making Mogul and I was acting in it. When we have been undertaking the film we did not know that there was a case against Mr Subash Kapoor. I think it is a 5 or six year old case. We are not as well substantially in the media space, so I guess it slipped our interest. Final year, throughout the Me-As well movement, mention of this case came up. That is when we got to know about it, and we have been most disturbed. Kiran and I spoke about it at length. We have been in a huge dilemma for far more than a week.”
Revealing why he agreed to come aboard for Mogul, the actor shared, “What we located is that, without the need of exception, all of them spoke quite extremely of him. Not only did they not really feel any discomfort with him, but rather they went out of their way to praise him. They stated that he looked soon after everybody on his set with excellent care. Caring, sensitive and supportive have been the words applied to describe him. Thoughts you, each Kiran and I are completely conscious that these unique girls might have had a quite superior practical experience functioning with Mr Kapoor, but that does not imply that he could not have misbehaved with some other lady. On the other hand, I can’t deny that this interaction with girls who had worked with him, did give us comfort. And so, taking anything into account, I wrote back to IFTDA saying I have reconsidered my selection, and that I would come back on to the film.”
Needless to say, Aamir has taken a brave step to sign up once more for a project with Subhash Kapoor.