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#MeToo: After Aamir ‘steps away’ from film, ‘Mogul’ director Subhash Kapoor asked to leave

Subhash was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Geetika Tyagi a few years ago

The #MeToo campaign seems to have hit Gulshan Kumar’s biopic Mogul. The movie, which was all set to be co-produced by Aamir Khan, has hit a roadblock after the Dangal actor issued a statement on Wednesday revealing his intent to disassociate himself from one of his upcoming films owing to the presence of ‘someone in it who has been accused of sexual misconduct’.

While Aamir’s statement didn’t mention the name of the film or the accused, sources suggest it is none other than Mogul director Subhash Kapoor. Subhash was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Geetika Tyagi a few years ago. Tygai had even slapped Kapoor for his misdemeanour, an act that was caught on camera.

“After Aamir issued a statement, Subhash Kapoor was asked to step down as the director and co-writer of the film. No one wants to associate themselves with people of dubious past and in the wake of #MeToo allegations, Subhash’s continuing as director looked impossible.”

Sources indicate that not all is lost for Mogul yet as T-Series will announce a replacement soon to make sure Aamir doesn’t step out of the project forever.

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