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Understand, respect Aamir's decision: Subhash Kapoor

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Kapoor, who has a molesting case pending against him, said Wednesday that he understands and respects Aamir Khan's decision to exit the biopic as

In the wake of the #MeToo movement that is escalating day by day in the country, without taking any names announced his and filmmaker-wife Kiran Rao's departure from an upcoming project, saying he has been informed of "sexual misconduct" on the part of a collaborator.

"Mogul" co-Kumar said Wednesday that has been sacked from the job.

"With the ongoing proceedings against the that is brought to our notice, everyone at T-Series has decided to not work with the director," said in a statement to

Reacting to Khan's announcement, told PTI, "I understand and respect Aamir Khan's and Kiran Rao's decision. Since matter is sub judice, I intend to prove my innocence in the court of law."

Geetika Tyagi, who has appeared in films like "One By Two", "Aatma", "What the Fish", has accused of molesting her.

In April 2014, Tyagi had filed a complaint with station 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.

In 2014, a video, which was apparently taken with a hidden camera had Tyagi, Kapoor and his wife in it. In the video, Tyagi is seen slapping Kapoor, which the had put on

The director, best known for "Jolly LLB" series, questioned Tyagi's motives of sharing the video on the internet.

"... But I do want to raise a question - is secretly filming a crying woman without her consent and knowledge and uploading it on not harassment or abuse? Or is it fine if she is related to someone who is 'allegedly accused' of misconduct. If your answer is latter then for me it's nothing less then a khap panchayat mentality," he said.

In a joint statement, Aamir and filmmaker-wife had also said, "At Aamir Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind."

They said they were committed to making the industry a safe place.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 11:20 IST