Actress Geetika Tyagi had filed a case against filmmaker Subhash Kapoor of ‘Jolly LLB’ fame, accusing him of molestation and trying to rape her in 2012. Now that the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in Bollywood, Aamir Khan. who was all set to work with Subhash Kapoor in ‘Mogul‘, has decided to walk out of the film.
In the wake of #Me Too movement, the MAMI film festival decided to drop the films of the accused who have been charged with sexual molestation. Two days back, actress Geetika Tyagi, took to Twitter and questioned Aamir Khan on working with Subash Kapoor. She wrote, “Although
@MumbaiFilmFest hs disassociated itslf frm directors&producer whose names have come out in #Metoo movement but I hope its chairperson #KiranRao remembers tht @aamir_khan her husband hmslf is working wth #subhashkapoor who’s being prosecuted for sexual assault&molestation”
Although @MumbaiFilmFest hs disassociated itslf frm directors&producer whose names have come out in #Metoo movement but I hope its chairperson #KiranRao remembers tht @aamir_khan her husband hmslf is working wth #subhashkapoor who’s being prosecuted for sexual assault&molestation
— Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 9, 2018
Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao met at the Producers Guild yesterday to decide what actions can be taken against sexual predators and make the working environment safer for women in Bollywood. After the meeting, Aamir took to Twitter and said that he will no longer will be a part of ‘Mogul’.
Lauding Aamir’s decision, Geetika took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, “This is COMMENDABLE and this is the kind of support we want so that more and more women can come out. Thank you
@aamir_khan thank you #KiranRao #TimesUp #MeTooMovement”
— Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 10, 2018
Meanwhile, Subhash Kapoor (talking about Aamir’s decision) told Indian Express, “I understand and respect Aamir Khan’s and Kiran Rao’s decision. Since matter is subjudice, I intend to prove my innocence in the court of law. But I do want to raise a question – is secretly filming a crying woman without her consent and knowledge and uploading it on social media not harassment or abuse? Or is it fine if she is related to someone who is “accused” of a misconduct? If your answer is latter then for me it’s nothing less than a khaap panchayat mentality.”
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