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Is Aamir Khan directing Mogul?

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 am IST
Updated : Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 am IST

Sources say Aamir is being convinced to direct the biopic as well as play the titular role.

Aamir Khan
 Aamir Khan

Now that the #MeToo accused director Subhash Kapoor has been ousted from the biopic on music mogul Gulshan Kumar, Aamir Khan has decided to slip back into the project.

To go back a bit, Aamir had agreed to collaborate with Gulshan Kumar’s son Bhushan Kumar on a  biopic on Gulshan after the first choice Akshay Kumar backed out apparently due to scriptural differences.

However, Aamir had not agreed to star in the Gulshan Kumar biopic but only to co-produce it. Now, reliable sources say that Aamir has agreed to play the titular role in the biopic titled Mogul.

According to a source, Aamir has consented to lend his support to the project after the original director Subhash Kapoor was asked to leave at Aamir’s behest as he did not wish to work with a tainted director.

However, the ‘taint’ was nothing new. Cynics pointed out that the allegation against Subhash  Kapoor was two-years-old and very much in the public domain when Aamir hopped on.

Be as it may, Aamir is back on board and is likely to play the eponymous role and do more.

Says a source, “Bhushan  Kumar has almost convinced Aamir to play the lead. Bhushan also wants Aamir to direct Mogul. Right now, Aamir is reluctant to do so but Bhushan can be extremely persuasive especially with the zeros on the cheque.”

If Aamir agrees to not only play the lead but also direct the Gulshan Kumar biopic, the project is bound to become much bigger than planned. Let’s wait and watch.

Tags: aamir khan, movie mogul