Tanushree Dutta Asks Aamir Khan Why Only The Creepy Men Of Bollywood Get All The Compassion. What’s Your Answer, Aamir?
I have always had trouble making sense of the concept of selectively choosing to feel for someone. Be it with guys who make me the centre of their universe on one day, only to ghost me the next or bosses granting a leave of compassion to one employee who has a sick mother at home, but not even entertaining a conversation with the other in a similar situation. I could never understand how do people really do it, feel one emotion for some and go completely indifferent over the other. As it turns out, this isn’t a limited to prick boys or biased bosses, but has also found its way to Bollywood by people like Aamir Khan who’s heart went out to #MeToo accused – Subhash Kapoor because poor guy, he lost money and projects.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 10, 2018
I’m disturbed by all the happenings with regards to #MeToo. My company and I believe in providing women with utmost respect and safety. If anyone has wronged even a single woman, neither ADF nor I will stand for it.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 12, 2018
The actor who has contested his own title of being a perfectionist by making a far from perfect decision about collaborating with the accused director Subhash Kapoor for Gulshan Kumar’s biopic – Mogul, has left most of us alarmed and disappointed after he announced the reasons for this step. Now, there are many in the industry who have been going ahead and working with the accused, regardless that doing so is setting back the #MeToo movement by many, many miles. From people offering work to actors like Nana Patekar or filming alongside the very unsanskaari babuji of Bollywood – Alok Nath, there has been no strong holding back and apparently consequences are a joke.
Also Read : Aamir Khan Is Going To Work With #MeToo Accused Subash Kapoor Because He Feels Guilty. Come On Aamir, What A Sorry Excuse!
But there still have been a select few who took a stand and vowed to never work with the ones who have been called out for a crime as serious as sexual assault. Aamir Khan, being one of them, as he issued out his word last year in a similar vein, only to now conveniently abandon it. And to make matters worse, he declared the pressing reasons that made him change his mind, and honestly we think he’s lost it instead. He said, “until such time that the courts reach a conclusion, is it that he/she should not be allowed to work? Is he to just sit at home and not earn? And so, we were in this troubled state for many months. I couldn’t sleep at night because I used to constantly feel that my actions have inadvertently caused a person, about whose guilt I have absolutely no idea, to lose his right to work and earn a livelihood.”
Clearly he isn’t devoid of emotions, but only of sense as to whom to spend it on. And while we feel tempted to ask him if he recently hit his head somewhere to be saying what he is, Tanushree Dutta, the front runner of this movement in India has stepped up to give the Dangal actor a much due reality check. She said, “How come nobody in Bollywood has sleepless nights when a woman becomes a victim of abuse and is not able to work due to the trauma and ostracisation… If he has agreed to hire this guy, why not hire the woman who suffered the consequences of his actions? Why do only the creepy men of Bollywood get compassion? Let the girls also see some of that saintly do-goodery,” Or are we only reserved for the pathetic horny kind of emotions from men?
She further added and we agreed, “Compassion should be universal. If it’s so selective as is being displayed by the Bollywood’s bigwigs, then it’s not compassion. It’s convenience and ignorance. Nobody bothered to ask me how I was doing when my livelihood was snatched away after the Horn Ok Pleassss harassment episode. No compassion for me, Aamir?” A question that at present looms largely at the head of the Dangal actor.
In a separate conversation with Mid-day, Geetika Tyagi, the actress who accused director Subhash Kapoor of the assault and indeed caught his confession on video, also talked about how it made her feel to see Aamir Khan agreeing to work with the sexual offender. She said, “I had commended Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan because it gave hope to more women to speak up about their own stories. But I had never asked for it from them. Now that Subhash has been hired back, it’s not like someone (from their end) reached out to me. It would have been a fair game had they considered both sides of the story.”
Clearly there is more to the story than this sappy rubbish that Aamir Khan is putting out, but whatever may be the reason, we condemn the actor for making a nation-wide mockery of the movement and not having the spine to stand up against what is wrong. No, just no, Aamir Khan. Ab hoga dangal.