Actor and producer Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao put out a joint statement on Twitter, this Wednesday, saying that Aamir Khan Productions has zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct and hence they have made a decision to step away from a film, they were about to begin work on.
While posting a long statement on Twitter, Aamir wrote, "Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to our attention that someone we were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct".
Kapoor hasn't been named in the statement, which was issued late on Wednesday night by Khan and his wife, Kiran Rao.
They believe the #MeToo movement, which has led to people openly calling out those who have indulged in sexual harassment, is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change.
Aamir said they were not in any position to pass a judgement on anyone as that is for the police and judiciary to do but added that a clean up was needed in the industry.
Responding to the statement, Kapoor, in an interview to The Indian Express, said he respects Aamir's decision.
Sneha Rajani (Committee Head), Apoorva Mehta, Ekta Kapoor, Fazila Allana, Jyoti Deshpande, Kiran Rao, Kulmeet Makkar, Madhu Bhojwani, Priti Shahani, Rohan Sippy, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vijay Singh are the members of the committee, the press release said. "Since matter is sub-judice, I intend to prove my innocence in the court of law".
Aamir's next film will be Thugs of Hindostan and there were reports that the Dangal star will co-produce his next film, a biopic of Gulshan Kumar of T-Series.
When asked whether T-Series will work with Kapoor, Bhushan told PTI, "No".
"However, he also posed a question: ".is secretly filming a crying woman without her consent and knowledge and uploading it on social media not harassment or abuse?
Earlier this week, Ms Tyagi pointed out that even though the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) had dropped films by directors or actors accused of harassment, Kiran Rao, the chairperson of MAMI, and Aamir Khan were still associated with Subhash Kapoor. "If your answer is latter then for me it's nothing less than a khaap panchayat mentality".