“It seems to me that there is an attempt by certain people to attack me in public by printing lies about me, thereby turning the attention away from a genuine debate about copyright issues,” the 44-year-old actor said in the letter to Sibal.
The actor’s decision comes after he reportedly had heated exchanges with lyricist Javed Akhtar and others over the issue of royalties in a meeting between producers and writers.
Aamir, on the side of the producers, said that a song’s popularity depended on the star it was picturised on and not on the lyricist’s efforts, much to the annoyance of Akhtar, who said that song ‘Papa Kehte Hai’ became a hit even when Aamir was a newcomer in ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’.
“Aggression of this type leaves me feeling very disillusioned and sad and I am unable to function.”
“Therefore I request you to accept my resignation from this committee and please appoint another person in my place,” Aamir said.