Aamir Khan confirms playing the role of Gulshan Kumar in his Biopic Titled ‘Mogul’, says he was destined to do so – read more inside.
Aamir Khan has finally and officially confirmed that he is back in Mogul, the biopic on T-Series founder and music baron Gulshan Kumar. In an interview to a leading daily, Aamir confirmed he is back on the project after he had quit last year after MeToo accusations surfaced against its director Subhash Kapoor. He said, “I’m playing the role of Gulshanji. As regards the other casting, Subhashji will decide.”
During the interview, when Aamir was asked about his status on Mogul as he had quit after the MeToo accusations surfaced about the director, he said, “If you remember, last year in October, I had tweeted that I won’t be a part of the film. But now, I have decided that I’ll be a part of it. So, I’m back on it now. I fully support the MeToo movement. And I urge women who have complaints to formally lodge them with their ICC (Internal Complaints Committee), which every organization must mandatorily have. Every accusation of sexual misconduct must be investigated thoroughly and rigorously by the concerned ICC, and strict action should be taken against people found guilty. Just to clarify, the case of Mr. Kapoor was not a case of workplace misconduct, hence could not be investigated by an ICC.”
When Aamir was asked that his decision might upset people regarding his stand on MeToo he said, “I’m just doing what my heart says is right, and what my conscience tells me is right. At that time I felt that was the right step to take, so I took that. Today I feel differently. I’m going with my heart. Perhaps some people will be critical of my decision. But I’ve to live with my own conscience. So, I’ve done what my heart and conscience feels is right.”
Aamir also revealed that Bhushan was extremely keen that Aamir be a part of the project in some capacity. Talking about it, Aamir said, “Actually when Bhushan offered the film to me, I told him I don’t see myself as Gulshanji. He was disappointed but requested me to produce the film for him. He was very keen for me to be involved in some capacity. I had loved the script, so I agreed to produce.”
Mogul goes on floors as soon as Aamir wraps up shoot for his Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha.
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