#MeToo: Aamir Khan detaches himself from sexual misconduct accused
Producer Aamir Khan drops ‘Mogul’, directed by Subhash Kapoor, since actress Geetika Tyagi has accused the latter for sexual harassment in 2014. The Indian #MeToo movement has picked up steam in Bollywood
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, in the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement in Bollywood in India, announced to detach themselves from a film as its director has been accused of sexual misconduct. Buzz suggests that Aamir Khan Productions was to back ‘Mogul’, which will be helmed by filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, who has been accused of molestation by actress Geetika Tyagi in 2014. “It was brought to our attention that someone we were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiring we found that this particular case is sub judice, and that the legal process is in motion. We are not an investigative agency, neither are we in any position to pass judgement on anyone – that is for the police and judiciary to do. So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegations, we have decided to step away from this film,” shares Aamir Khan.
The #MeToo movement in India, especially in Bollywood, picked up recently when Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya and others of sexual misconduct during the filming of ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’.