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Aamir Khan walks away from Gulshan Kumar biopic

Director carries accusations of molesting women workers

Mumbai.

Aamir Khan has exited the Gulshan Kumar biopic, Mogul, to avoid working with someone accused of sexual misconduct.

The film’s director was accused of molesting a woman.

The film being talked about is the Gulshan Kumar biopic Mogul, the director of which, Subash Kapoor, was accused of molesting a woman.

In a joint statement by Aamir and his filmmaker-wife Kiran Rao, the duo said “at Aamir Khan Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind.”

They said they were committed to making the industry a safe place.

“We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change.

"For far too long, women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop.” Aamir and Rao said.

“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,” the statement read.

“So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions, we have decided to step away from this film.

"We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case,” it added.

Aamir said they were not in any position to pass a judgement on anyone as that is for the police and judiciary to do but added that a clean up was needed in the industry.

When contacted about Aamir’s decision to part ways with the project, Bhushan Kumar of T-Series said, “He (Aamir) doesn’t want to work with Subhash Kapoor because of his unfinished case.

When asked whether T-Series will work with Kapoor, Bhushan told, “No.. We won’t. We are not making (the film) with him.” Kapoor remained unavailable for comment. He was accused of molestation by a female actor.

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