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#BollywoodMeToo: Kangana accuses "Queen" director of sexual harrassment

#BollywoodMeToo: Kangana accuses

"While at Phantom, I did everything I could, within what I was told by my partner and his lawyers". His word and his team's word on any matter used to be the final word for us. Since we were told then that there was very little we could do, we made a decision to take a strong moral stand whilst also taking steps in our power as part of the company.

He claimed that nothing about the allegations against Bahl was "under wraps".

Motwane said his silence in media was not for being complicit but to protect the identity of the girl and make things right without assigning any doubt whatsoever to her version of what had transpired and on terms she wanted and expressly agreed to then.




Former actress Tanushree's Dutta began the #MeToo movement in Bollywood after she opened up about being sexually harassed on the sets of "Horn Ok Pleasss" 10 years ago by actor Nana Patekar. However, her feelings for Kangana's story was quite hostile. Because I took time trusting the journalist. Corroborating the story is also taking a stand. "I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes". But I supported her at that time as well. "I could tell something is wrong with him", Kangana told India Today. Adding that Sonam was a star because of being the daughter of Anil Kapoor, she told Pinkvilla website, "What does she mean by saying, "it's hard to believe Kangana"?" On a larger note, he went on to talk about how the industry is "ill-equipped to handle matters such as sexual harassment, copyright, censorship and all the things we put ourselves in dock with". Both Kashyap and Motwane apologized to the victim on Twitter, promising that such predatory behavior will not happen ever again on their watch. She demanded people to take serious action instead of indulging in timely gossip and said, "It's amusing that after the news of Phantom Films' dissolution many are finding the courage to attack Vikas".

Just after Gangs of Wasseypur and Black Friday director Anurag Kashyap's statement explaining the reasons behind dissolving Phantom Films, another filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane has issued a statement on Vikas Bahl.