In the rise of MeToo movement in India, many prominent people from the industry, as well as journalists, comedians and people from other fields, have been exposed. Many women not only from Bollywood but from the other industries as well, have come forward and narrated their traumatising stories of assault. It all started with Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar. Celebrities such as Vikas Bahl, Zulfi Syed, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, Ronit Roy and others have been accused so far of sexual assault. The now-dissolved Phantom Films member Vikas who was accused of sexual misconduct by one of the ex-employees of Phantom has now reportedly joined the post-production team of Super 30.
As reported by a leading web portal, a source told them, “There is one more day of shooting left for the film. It will be completed in Poland. Once the shoot is done and an edit is locked, VFX and the CG will be done. If all goes right, the film will come out on January 25, along with Manikarnika”.
Recently, in the wake of #MeeToo movement, Vikas Bahl, has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane at the Mumbai High Court. He has also sought interim direction from the court to restrain his former partners, at the production house, from making any further statements against him. Bahl alleged that Kashyap and Motwane, among others, took advantage of the ongoing #MeToo movement in India and have published “false, malicious, unsubstantiated imputations, allegations and statements” against him through their social media platforms.
The allegation was made against Bahl by one of the Phantom Films crew members. The woman opened up about the incident to HuffPost and talked about how Bahl had masturbated on her back after a party in Goa, prior to the release of the film Bombay Velvet (2015).