As the production house shuts, an alleged sexual harassment by a top Bollywood director, Bahl, comes to the limelight again. A former young woman working at Phantom Films had alleged that she was molested by Vikas Bahl, director of the much-acclaimed movie Queen, during a trip to Goa. This incident happened ahead of the release of Bombay Velvet in the year 2015.
Actor Kangana Ranaut has extended support to a former employee of Phantom Films who has accused Super 30 director Vikas Bahl of molestation, saying the director had harassed her on the sets of Queen as well.
The actress has always been upfront about issues and this time too, she didn’t shy away from talking. Well, the curtains of the Phantom production house, founded by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madha Mantena have come down.
Kangana Ranaut speaks up about the incident and backs the phantom employee.
“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 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’d bury his face in my neck …. hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair …. it took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace, he’d say…. “I love how you smell K… “
Shocking isn’t it?
It is suggested that the dissolution of Phantom Fims could be attributed to the allegations. “Phantom was a dream, a glorious one and all dreams come to an end . We did our best and we succeeded and we failed. But i know for sure we will come out of this stronger, wiser and will continue to pursue our dreams our own individual ways. We wish each other the best,” Anurag had tweeted on Saturday.
Phantom was a dream, a glorious one and all dreams come to an end . We did our best and we succeeded and we failed. But i know for sure we will come out of this stronger, wiser and will continue to pursue our dreams our own individual ways. We wish each other the best.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 5, 2018
— Vikramaditya Motwane (@VikramMotwane) October 5, 2018