After the ex-Phantom Films employee, Kangana Ranaut accuses director Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta’s allegations on Nana Patekar took the industry by storm a few days ago. While people are yet to get over the allegations and a lot of them have been talking about that, another Bollywood actress came up with her story. Now, it is clear that Tanushree’s bravery has provoked other actresses to open up in front of the media and the world which is unmasking a lot of men in the industry.
Superstar Kangana Ranaut has alleged Queen director Vikas Bahl made her feel uncomfortable many times. She also said she ‘totally’ believes the former woman employee at Phantom Films who reiterated her allegations of molestation against the film director recently.
The woman who was a former employee at Phantom Films and was forced to leave the company accused Bahl of sexually abusing her during a trip to Goa. In a recent article in HuffPost India, the woman further revealed details about the incident.
Going by the reports, the woman even went to Anurag Kashyap to detail her experience and seek help but no action was taken against Bahl. The director continued to harass the woman until she quit the company.
According to NDTV, Kangana opened up after seeing the article and completely supported her.
“(I) 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”
Kangana also highlighted that the director disturbed her sexually by burying his face in her neck and smelling her hair, everytime they met and hugged each other.
“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 a great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He’d say ‘I love how you smell K’. I could tell something is wrong with him”
The actress did not shy away from revealing that Vikas had come to her with a script of a gold medalist from Haryana but stopped talking about the project as Kangana took the woman’s side.
“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 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. Let’s not be opportunists. Selective outrage will only serve as entertainment, this will just be tabloid gossip and nothing else”
Now, it is quite encouraging to see that Bollywood actresses are coming up with the embarrassing moments they had to face in their career and we hope this is the start of a movement in the industry. We expect more people to come up and reveal the dark side of the industry which will give women the courage and bring about a change in the society.