It was high time that the #MeToo movement hit India and as we have learned recently, we can see how important it actually is. The time is literally up for all the sleazeballs, especially in Bollywood, and we've finally reached a point of no tolerance, which is incredible to see.
No inappropriate behaviour will be excused now, nor will any kind of misconduct be brushed off and people will get what they deserve, whether it's justice or consequences for their actions, even if that action happened years ago.
The best thing about so many powerful people getting exposed is now their behaviour – which they were getting away with a long time – is coming back to bite them in the ass, which is beautiful to see.
No one wants to associate with such people who have been accused and it's a warning for everyone, that the time is really up for such people.
Although @MumbaiFilmFest hs disassociated itslf frm directors&producer whose names have come out in #Metoo movement but I hope its chairperson #KiranRao remembers tht @aamir_khan her husband hmslf is working wth #subhashkapoor who's being prosecuted for sexual assault&molestation— Geetika Tyagi (@TyagiGeetika) October 9, 2018
Aamir Khan is obviously famous for being a perfectionist, so it's not a surprise that he believes in zero-tolerance for any kind of sexual misconduct.
Recently, he walked out of a project after being informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. In a statement, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao explained his departure and how they are committed in making the industry a safe place.October 10, 2018
Taking a stand supporting the #MeToo movement, the statement said, “We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change. For far too long, women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop.”
The statement further read, “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. Upon enquiry, we found that this particular case is sub-judice and that the legal process is in motion. 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. We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case.”
The person in question is Subhash Kapoor, who has been accused of molesting a woman, and the project being talked about is the Gulshan Kumar biopic 'Mogul', which is being directed by him.
People obviously commended this step taken by Aamir Khan Productions because it's a crucial moment now for everyone to show their support for the #MeToo movement.October 10, 2018
Thank you, indeed!October 10, 2018
Everyone needs to stand up and speak out.October 10, 2018
It's a great start.October 11, 2018
Bollywood, follow this great example.
Aamir Khan who makes cinema w/ a conscience & speaks up when not many do, thank you & Kiran for your stance.
One of the biggest stars of Indian cinema on MeToo.
He even spoke when a journo asked the cast of ToH a question.
Heroism can't just be on reel, thank you, Aamirð https://t.co/BnZWObjlAs