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‘Vikas Bahl Is A Sexual Offender’, Says Vikramaditya Motwane

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • As India’s ‘#MeToo’ movement gathers steam, several victims of sexual harassment have shared their story.
  • Following Anurag Kashyap’s statement, another co-founder of the banner, Vikramaditya Motwane issued a statement on Monday.

Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta recently accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. Referring to an incident that took place a decade ago on the sets of  ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’, Tanushree filed a sexual harassment complaint against Nana on Saturday.

As India’s ‘#MeToo’ movement gathers steam, several victims of sexual harassment have shared their story. Recently, a former employee of the now dissolved production banner ‘Phantom  Films’, accused one of the founders, Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment.

The banner was founded by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena. On Sunday, ‘Manmarziyaan’ director Anurag Kashyap took to Twitter to release a statement claiming he shamed the ‘Queen’ director in private.

READ | I Named And Shamed Him In Private: Anurag Kashyap On Allegations Of Sexual Harassment Against Vikas Bahl

Following Anurag Kashyap’s statement, another co-founder of the banner, Vikramaditya Motwane issued a statement on Monday.

In a picture shared on Twitter, Motwane lashed out at Bahl. Read his full take below:

Earlier, filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to raise his voice against this practice but got trolled instead and then deleted his account.

Three years after the incident, the sexual assault survivor came out and gave horrifying details of what happened, on the night when Vikas Bahl harassed her in a hotel room. Speaking to HuffPost, she said that before the release of the film 'Bombay Velvet', the cast and crew had gathered together for a party.

According to media reports, the former employee was unconscious when ‘Queen’ director, Vikas Bahl harassed her. Adding to the list, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who has worked with Vikas Bahl in 'Queen' agreed to the claims made by the woman and said she too was harassed by Bahl.

Kangana Ranaut, who has worked with Vikas Bahl in 'Queen' agreed to the claims made by the woman. She said that on the sets of the 2014 film, he would  "hold her really tight" and would "smell her hair. Kangana, revealed that she even lost out on a few projects after she decided to help the girl who accused Vikas Bahl. 

READ | Hansal Mehta Tweets Against Vikas Bahl; Deletes Account After

 

 

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