Actor Kangana Ranaut has extended support to a former worker of Phantom Films who has defendant Super 30 director, Vikas Bahl of molestation, saying that the director had troubled her on the sets of Queen likewise. In an interview, the actor who won a National Award for her performance in Queen, said, “Every time we have a tendency to met, socially greeted and hugged one another, he (Bahl) would bury his face in my neck, hold me very tight and take a breath the smell of my hair. It took me the good quantity of strength and energy to drag myself out of his embrace. He’d say ‘I love however you smell K’.”
The 31-year-old actor said that she might tell on the sets of the 2014 film that “something is wrong with him.” Kangana added in the interview, “Even though Vikas was married back in 2014 when we were filming Queen, he bragged about having casual sex with a brand new partner each different day. I don’t decide individuals and their marriages however you'll be able to tell once addiction becomes the illness. He partied nightly and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough.”
A Huffington Post report careful the abuse of a former worker of the corporate supported by Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane at the hands of Vikas, who is additionally a co-founder, in 2015. The report claims that whereas many folks, together with Anurag, were awake to the incident for a long time, they failed to do enough. Anurag accepted in an interview to the website that “we didn’t handle it well”. Bahl is yet to respond to the report.
The report additionally suggests that the dissolution of Phantom Films might be attributed to the allegations. “Phantom was a dream, an excellent one and everyone dreams come back to the 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.
Kangana, meanwhile, aforementioned within the interview that she lost a movie that Vikas had pitched to her when she spoke within the support of the women. “At that point, Vikas had come back 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. The matter was pushed under the carpet and I didn’t hear any updates on the same.”
She additionally demanded to understand why Vikas is being attacked currently, years when the lady defendant him of abuse. “Shame on such a society. Go consider yourselves within the mirror, the bunch of cowards, assaultive feeble men won’t begin a movement. Either we have a tendency to have a go at it or we have a tendency to don’t. Let’s not be opportunists. If we have a tendency to area unit a shit society, let’s settle for it, a minimum of have that a lot of honesty among yourself. Selective outrage can solely function recreation, this may simply be tabloid gossip and zilch else.”
Phantom’s last project is Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30. It'll clash with Kangana’s Manikarnika at the box workplace on January 25 next year.