Putting a lid on the controversy,Aamir Khan withdrew his resignation from the copyright panel saying proposed amendments to the 53-year-old law were extremely important and historic.
Khan,who had opted out of the panel following reported differences with lyricist Javed Akhtar,decided to rescind his decision following a request made by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.
“I have given a lot of thought to your request to take back my resignation and be a part of the committee. I have also read the letter the other members have written to you reiterating their faith in me.
“The amendment to the Copyright Act (of 1957) is an extremely important process,indeed historic. In light of the above I take back my resignation,” Aamir said in his letter to Sibal.
Sibal yesterday asked Aamir to reconsider his resignation from the panel. He told Aamir that the other members of the panel were not questioning his integrity.
“I will endeavour to contribute to this process to the best of my abilities,” Aamir said.
The other letter written by the members of the panel was forwarded to Aamir by the members themselves. The members had requested Sibal to persuade the actor to withdraw his resignation. The letter was written by Akhtar,Vishal Bharadwaj,Vishal Dadlani,Prasoon Joshi,Anjum Rajabali,Saket Chaudhury and Ram Sampat.