Actor Aamir Khan issued a statement on Wednesday saying that his production house is walking away from a movie after it was brought to his attention that a person involved in the said project had been accused of sexual misconduct and a case is pending against him. There was no mention of the name of the person or the movie that he was walking away from, but he did state that he cannot condone such behaviour. Also Read - Sajid Khan Sexual Harassment Case: Model Paula Says She's Ready to File FIR in #MeToo on One Condition
In the statement, the Dangal star wrote that Aamir Khan Productions has always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind, and while strongly condemning any act of sexual harassment, they equally condemn any and all false accusations in such cases. Also Read - Who is Dimple Paul Aka Paula? Know Everything About Model Who Accused Sajid Khan of Sexual Harassment
The statement went on to say that two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to the organisation’s attention that someone they were about to begin work with had been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiry they found that this particular case is subjudice, and that the legal process is in motion. Read the whole statement below: Also Read - Sajid Khan #MeToo: Paula Reveals 'Filmmaker Told Jiah Khan Stood in The Same Place Where I Stand Now'
Even though Aamir did not name the movie, it is believed that he is walking away from the Gulshan Kumar biopic Mogul that was to be directed by Subhash Kapoor. In 2014, Subhash had been accused of molestation by actor Geetika Tyagi, who had filed a complaint against him in 2012, saying that he tried to rape her.
Meanwhile, Aamir has completed shooting for Thugs of Hindostan, an epic action-adventure movie, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Lloyd Owen. The movie was written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. It is set for release on November 8, 2018.