Aamir Khan said that he was Asked by top Movie body Indian Film And Television Directors’ Association to reconsider working with Subhash Kapoor.
In October last year, Aamir had exited the movie
Subhash Kapoor’s case is currently in court of law
“I could not sleep at night,” Aamir Khan said in an interview
Aamir Khan, who had stopped his affiliation with the much talked about Bhushan Kumar biopic titled Mogul this past year, told Hindustan Times in exclusive interview that he has re-joined the job both as the lead actor actor and producer. The 54-year-old celebrity had resigned from the job in October last year following Mogul director Subhash Kapoor was appointed in the #MeToo accounts of celebrity Geetika Tyagi. But now, he disclosed in the interview that Subhash Kapoor’s case is currently in court with no definite timeline for the court to reach a decision and that Aamir learnt that the filmmaker missing out on several other projects after his decision of not working with him.” . . .until such time that the courts reach a conclusion, is it that he/she shouldn’t be permitted to work? Is he to sit at home rather than earn? And so, we were in this troubled condition for many months. I could not sleep at night because I used to always feel that my actions have inadvertently caused a individual, about whose guilt I’ve absolutely no idea, to lose his right to work and earn a livelihood,” Hindustan Times quoted him as saying.
From the interview, Aamir Khan added that he was asked by top movie body Indian Film And Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) to reconsider working with Subhash Kapoor:”Earlier this year in the month of May, that’s about four weeks ago, I got a letter from IFTDA. They appealed to me to rethink my choice. Perhaps we are doing the wrong thing. And then we decided to do one more thing to allay our distress.”
In his effort to make up his mind about returning to Mogul, Aamir Khan also told the book that he chose to interact with women who’d worked with the filmmaker before. Adding a disclaimer, that working together with Subhash Kapoor does not at all signify that he’s nullifying the allegations made against him, Aamir Khan explained:”What we discovered is that, without exception, all of them spoke very highly of him. Not only did they not feel any distress, but instead they went out of their way to praise him. They stated that he looked after everybody on his set with amazing care. Mind you, both Kiran and I’m fully aware that these particular women may have had an excellent experience working with Mr Kapoor, but that doesn’t mean that he couldn’t have misbehaved with another woman. However, I can’t deny that this interaction with girls who’d worked with himdid give us comfort.”
Aamir Khan, who vowed to not utilize artiste(s) accused of sexual misconduct, re-iterated his zero-tolerance policy towards sexual criminals and stated:”Kiran and I have zero tolerance for any sexual misconduct. But without an ICC judgment, or a court judgment, how are we to determine whether the accused person is guilty or not. We are able to do that.”