In the wake of #MeToo movement, Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao have decided to step away from a film, that appears to be their next production venture. On Wednesday, October 10, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan issued a statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter that stated that his production company titled Aamir Khan Productions has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behavior of any kind. Earlier, news had surfaced that along with starring in 'Thugs of Hindostan', the actor will be producing Gulshan Kumar's biopic. The untitled film was to be directed by Subhash Kapoor who was accused of molestation back in 2014 by Geetika Tyagi, as reported. Although in the statement issued by the actor, he has not taken any name, and it is quite unsure if he is hinting it at him or someone else.
Taking to Twitter, he 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 subjudice, and that the legal process is in motion. We are not an investigative agency, nor are we in any position to pass judgment 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,"
In his statement, he reveals that he is working towards making the film industry, a 'happy and safe' working environment for women and added "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. In this regard we are committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in."
Here's his full statement!
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