In the wake of the Me Too movement, several Bollywood big-wigs have been named. The list of alleged abusers ranges from MJ Akbar, Alok Nath, Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Aditi Mittal to Lasith Malinga. While many Bollywood A-listers such as Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar and Twinkle Khanna among others have come out in support of the victims, it was Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's decision to step down as producer of 'Mogul' after its director Subash Kapoor was accused of sexual harassment. Aamir along with his wife, Kiran Rao issued a joint statement together that they will not work with proven sexual offenders. However, recent reports suggest that given the fact that the #MeToo movement has gained so much momentum, reports suggest that Aamir Khan is all set to kick off the fourth season of 'Satyamev Jayate' with the same.
Earlier, the actor took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter and issued a joint statement that read,
“Aamir Khan Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind." The statement further elaborated on the fact that after being informed of ‘sexual misconduct’ on the part of the collaborator of the film, Aamir will not be a part of the project. “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,"
Here's the tweet!
'Satyamev Jayate' revolves around various social issues and in the previous seasons, Aamir Khan being a successful host of the show has garnered a lot of praise and appreciation for talking about sensitive social issues such as female feticide, child sexual abuse, honour killings, rape, and domestic violence among others. As per reports, the fourth season of the show is all set to air on January 2019 and will open with the episode of #MeToo. With several women opening up about the matter, Aamir is said to throw some light on the problems and issues of their safety. Reportedly, the team has already started doing its research on the matter and is said to bring in many survivors that will share their horrifying experience.
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