Aamir Khan will be joining the onboard project, Mogul which is a biopic on T-Series boss, Gulshan Kumar. Aamir decided to join the project again after the former director, Subhash Kapoor, decided to step down as the director of the film. One of the leading dailies in Mumbai said that Aamir and wife Kiran Rao took the decision of not working with the people accused with #MeToo movement which is going stronger than ever in the country. But after Rajkumar Hirani decided to take up the project, Aamir has decided to re-join it and will begin the shoot of the film soon.
Meanwhile, a source related to other dailies said, “Rajkumar Hirani read the script and loved it. He is contemplating it. Aamir has also told him to think about it. Since they both share a great rapport, there is a possibility that he will step into the director's shoes. But as of now, nothing is confirmed.” Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani have previously worked on PK and 3 Idiots.
During the start of the month, the #MeToo movement took a great momentum in India after which Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao issued a statement together which stated that they are stepping back from the project because of the sexual allegations against the member of the team. They preferred not naming the member. But soon after Kiran and Aamir stepped down, Bhushan Kumar who is the co-producer of the film made an announcement according to which the former director had stepped down from the position.
Mr. Kapoor has been accused of assaulting Geetika Tyagi in 2014, and the matter is now being dealt with in court.
The famous #MeToo movement started in India after actress Tanushree Dutta came forward openly and accused Nana Patekar of sexually assaulting her in 2008 on the sets of a film. Several other actresses and female artists have also come up and encountered their #MeToo stories with the nation and the world.
Top names of the industry like Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl, and even Subhash Ghai have been involved in the #MeToo allegations.