After dropping out of the biopic on the late music baron Gulshan Kumar, titled 'Mogul', following MeToo accusations against its director Subhash Kapoor, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has now reversed his decision. As per media reports, during a recent media interaction, the actor reportedly confirmed that he is returning to the project. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and made the announcement of the same on Monday, September 9.
IT'S OFFICIAL... Aamir Khan reverses his decision... Decides to work with director Subhash Kapoor in #Mogul... The Gulshan Kumar biopic will star Aamir in central role.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 9, 2019
Aamir Khan during a recent interview reportedly opened up about his decision and said that despite having a strong disaccord to sexual misconduct, he has decided to sign back to the project as director Subhash Kapoor is yet to be proven guilty. Aamir Khan said that he did not want a person who is yet to be tried in a court of law to lose his livelihood.
As per media reports, he said that since Kapoor's case was not workplace misconduct, it could not be investigated by an ICC. However, he revealed he had cross-checked with several female crew members who had worked with him in the past and said that none of them said anything wrong against him, and praised him instead. When asked if he is aware of the criticism that comes along the way, he said that he is aware of that but he is doing what feels right to his heart and conscience.
Mogul is a biopic which chronicles the life of late music baron Gulshan Kumar, who is the father of T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar. Aamir Khan will both act and produce the venture. He revealed that Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, and Kapil Sharma were approached to play the lead, initially, however, he himself took up the role finally after he was very much impressed with the script. Reportedly, the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.
On the professional front, Aamir Khan who last appeared in 2018 venture 'Thugs of Hindostan' will be next seen in 'Lal Singh Chaddha', the official remake of the 1994 Hollywood cult classic Forrest Gump. As per media reports, while Aamir Khan will take up the titular role in the film, the film will also star Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi as his friend. However, there is no official confirmation on the same.
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