Vikas Bahl’s 2016 case of assaulting one of his female co-workers has been yet again brought back to the limelight. The survivor went up on Twitter to remind people of encouraging someone like Vikas in the industry despite knowing how disrespectful he is towards women.
Kangana Ranaut has alleged filmmaker Vikas Bahl made her feel uncomfortable on several occasions after a woman employee at Phantom Films reiterated her allegations of molestation against the film director.
Kangana Ranaut, who delivered her hit Queen (2014) with Vikas Bahl, to has now joined the brigade to expose the dirty secrets of Vikas and how uncomfortable he would treat her on the film set.
“Totally believe her, even though Vikas was married back in 2014 when we were filming Queen, he bragged about having casual sex with a new partner every other day. I don’t judge people and their marriages but you can tell when addiction becomes a sickness. He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough. I often told him off. He was scared of me but still every time we met socially greeted and hugged each other. He would bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me a great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He would say that he loves to smell my hair. I could tell something is wrong with him and I believe this girl.” stated Kangana Ranaut in support of the girl who has accused Vikas.
However, Kangana feels why did it take so long for people to react on the controversy as she added, “what is sad is that now that Phantom has dissolved many are attacking him, even though the girl asked for help long ago, that time the story was conveniently killed but I supported her at that time as well, you can see my media interaction during one of my brand endorsement interaction, I thought the movement would catch up but I was wrong. At that time Vikas had come to me with a script about a gold medalist from Haryana. When I supported the girl, he stopped talking to me, I didn’t mind losing out on a good script and I never called him either I was determined to say what I felt was right, but the matter was pushed under the carpet and I didn’t hear any updates about the same. It’s amusing that after the news of Phantom dissolution many are finding the courage to attack him, shame on such a society. Go look at yourselves in the mirror bunch of cowards. Attacking powerless men won’t begin a movement.”
Last year, the woman employee at Phantom Films, which had Bahl as one of the partners alongside Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had alleged that Bahl behaved inappropriately with her during a trip to Goa.
Earlier Saturday, the four partners of the Phantom Films announced to dissolve their joint banner, without citing the reason for this decision. Founded in 2011, the banner has produced films like Lootera, Queen, Ugly, NH 10, Bombay Velvet, Masaan, Udta Punjab, Raman Raghav 2.0 and Trapped, among others.