Aamir Khan steps away from film (Lead, Correcting Headline)

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Mumbai, Oct 11 Bollywood famous person Aamir Khan on Wednesday stepped away from a film, as “someone” related to it has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Aamir and his spouse Kiran Rao, who run manufacturing firm Aamir Khan Productions, issued a press release late on Wednesday.

“Two weeks in the past, when traumatic #MeToo tales started rising, it was dropped at our consideration that somebody we have been about to start work with has been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiry we discovered that this specific case is sub judice, and that the authorized course of is in movement.

“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,” learn the assertion posted by Aamir in Twitter.

The energy couple mentioned they don’t want their motion to replicate in any method on the folks concerned on this case.

While Aamir didn’t title the individual or the film, it’s noteworthy that filmmaker Subhash Kapoor, who was roped in to direct the Gulshan Kumar biopic — to be co-produced by Aamir Khan Productions — has been accused of molestation by an actress in 2014.

Aamir and Kiran mentioned that as inventive folks, they’ve been dedicated to foregrounding and discovering options to social points.

“At Aamir Khan Productions, we have now all the time had a zero-tolerance coverage in the direction of sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any form.

“We strongly condemn any act of sexual harassment, and equally we condemn any and all false accusations in such cases,” the joint assertion learn.

They imagine the #MeToo motion, which has led to folks brazenly calling out those that have indulged in sexual harassment, is a chance for the film business to introspect and take concrete steps in the direction of 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.”

Kiran can be the Chairperson of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which has dropped two motion pictures — Rajat Kapoor’s “Kadakh” and AIB’s “Chintu Ka Birthday” — from its line-up within the wake of sexual harassment allegations towards the actor-filmmaker and a few members of the comedy collective.

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