Me Too India is nowhere close to coming to an end. With a few names of Big-wigs from Media, Politics, Entertainment and the Sports fraternity doing the rounds, this movement continues to gather momentum.
From MJ Akbar, Alok Nath, Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Aditi Mittal to Lasith Malinga, several have been accused of sexual harassment. Recently filmmaker Subhash Kapoor who is known best for his stint in directing the 'Jolly LLB' series was accused of sexual misconduct. In 2014, the director was accused by actress Geetika Tyagi and was ousted from 'Mogul', the Gulshan Kumar biopic that he was to script and direct.
After Aamir Khan along with his wife, Kiran Rao walked off from the project owing to the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, producer Bhushan Kumar drooped him from the project. And now reports suggest that he might lose the 'Jolly LLB' franchise as well.
The actress who had accused him of sexual misconduct has appeared in films like “One By Two”, “Aatma”, “What the Fish”, has accused Kapoor of molesting her. In April 2014, Tyagi had filed a complaint with Versova police station alleging that he tried to rape her two years ago. Following which, Kapoor was arrested and let out on bail after paying a sum of Rs 10,000.
In 2014, a video, which was apparently taken with a hidden camera had Tyagi, Kapoor and his wife in it. In the video, Tyagi is seen slapping Kapoor, which the aspiring actor had put on social media. The director, best known for Jolly LLB series, questioned Tyagi’s motives of sharing the video on the internet.
Earlier, Aamir Khan posted a long tweet stating that he has backed out from 'Mogul' based on accusations that have been levelled against a person he was set to work. Though he did not not take names, it was later reported that Khan dropped out of the biopic of Gulshan Kumar, titled 'Mogul', because of harassment charges against the director Subash Kapoor. The director who has a molesting case pending against him stated that he understands and respects Aamir Khan’s decision to exit the Gulshan Kumar biopic as producer.
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