Aamir Khan Back in Mogul After Director’s Exit
Aamir Khan had walked out after director Subhash Kapoor’s case of sexual misconduct was revealed
The Gulshan Kumar biopic, Mogul, based on the life of the late T-series founder has been under a lot of controversies after its director Subhash Kapoor (who made the Jolly LLB series) had to exit the project after sexual misconduct allegations were filed against him by actor Geetika Tyagi. In April 2014, Tyagi had filed a complaint with Versova police station in Mumbai alleging that he tried to rape her two years ago. Following which, Kapoor was arrested and let out on bail after paying a sum of Rs 10,000. The case is still in court. With the brouhaha caused by the #metoo movement, Subhash had to pay the price for a case that was already sub-judice.
Aamir Khan, who was playing the lead in Mogul, was the first to walk out of the project saying he didn’t want to be associated with it after the charges against Kapoor. However, now reports say that Aamir may be back in the film and reportedly, Rajkumar Hirani has been approached for directing it. Apparently, there is one more director in the fray.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, a source was quoted as saying, “The script is close to Aamir and he wants to make the film. Bhushan (Kumar, the head honcho of T-series) and he have had a number of meetings since and have decided to collaborate on Mogul again. The hunt is on for another director. They are also looking at finalising the cast so they can roll with the film, asap.”