Vikas Bahl, the director of Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen’ is into a tremendous mess right now. A female co-worker of Vikas Bahl accused him of molesting her. The company Phantom Films, of which he was a major part, sacked him following this serious allegations. Mumbai Mirror reported that he was accused of molesting her in a trio to Goa and has been ordered to vacate his position in the office by March 28. But the reputed director now clearly denies all the claims saying that he is heartbroken to find these claims against him! Read on to know what he said in his official statement. Also Read - Trending Bollywood News Today, March 23: Katrina Kaif And Amitabh Bachchan in Deadly, a Film by #MeToo Accused Vikas Bahl - Read on
The tabloid quoted him calrifying, ” Nothing has happened. I am running the company. There is no complaint to HR and there is no Vishakha committee. I have heard about this particular lady you are speaking about and the Goa incident. She is not my employee. Yes, I am friends with her, we have worked together and there is a production job we have done together…but if she is feeling like this I would like to sit across a table from her and talk to her. I want to ask her if I have crossed a line, whether I have done anything to hurt her and if she feels that way I would like to apologise for it. I have known her for long. For two-and-half years she has never made me feel as if she is uncomfortable (around me). I have worked very hard to be the person I have become.I do feel a little victimised but I don’t know what to do about that.” Also Read - Lisa Haydon's Sons Nestled Together in Basket is Too Awwdorable For Our Hearts to Handle This Sunday!
Vikas also talked about the company he has been associated with for long time. He also said that the team mates in the company are his best friends. Talking about the same he said, ” People really like me. I don’t know why anyone would stoop to this level.“ About possible fissures in Phantom, he claimed equal innocence. “Phantom Films is like my family. I gave up a huge job to start this company. My shares in Phantom are equal to the others. We are equal partners and best friends.If you have followed (the US sitcom) FRIENDS, you will know that after the first season of the show Ross had become the most popular guy and the makers of the show hiked his fee three times over. He went and told the producers if you are doing it for me you have to do it for the others too. And that was our learning. We will always be equal partners. It doesn’t matter whose movie does well and whose doesn’t. We will always be equal partners.” (ALSO READ: Udta Punjab: I got so fed up that I told Vikas Bahl that lets release it with cuts, says director Abhishek Chaubey) Also Read - Lisa Haydon's Sizzling Pictures From Thailand as She Flaunts 'Strong Hair' And Baby Bump Set Internet Ablaze
Well, it is a big blow to the fans of the movie ‘Queen’. A critically acclaimed director like him falling into the molestation pit is something that was totally uncalled for. Let’s see how the situation turns up further. We will soon let you know about the same, until then stay tuned with India.com.