After Kangana, New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct Against Vikas Bahl
After Kangana Ranaut accused Queen director Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct on the sets of the film, another female actor anonymously told Miss Malini that Bahl had once tried to forcibly kiss her.
A former Phantom employee’s allegations of sexual assault against Bahl, one of the co-founders were reportedly one of the reasons of the downfall of the company.
As the MeToo and Time's Up movements which began in Hollywood a year ago gather momentum in India, best-selling authors to filmmakers to senior media editors and other public figures across industries are being named and shamed.
The unnamed actor told Miss Malini, “He’s (Vikas Bhal) has always been dodgy, so I’ve never hung out with him alone for that reason. One day he was having a party where a lot of people I knew were going so I felt safe. But he got really drunk (or pretended to be) and he forcibly tried to kiss me on the lips, I pushed him and left immediately and he pretended not to see me leaving. At least 20 other people were at this party. I left in a rush went to my boyfriends house because I was so disgusted but he kept sending me texts – saying ‘Why did you leave, I could have dropped you’.”
She went on to say that he was fired from many workplaces before on similar grounds.
Source: Miss Malini
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