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Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in #MeToo probe; will be credited as director of Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’
Last year, the #Me Too movement hit the Indian shores and soon we saw several prominent names making its way to the alleged offenders’ list. One of them was ‘Queen‘ director Vikas Bahl, who was accused of sexual misconduct by an employee of Phantom Films. In the aftermath of these allegations leveled against Vikas, Phantom Films (which was co-owned by Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Bahl) was dissolved.
Vikas, who was directing Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’, was also removed from it as the movement grew like a tsunami. Anurag and Vikramaditya even openly spoke against Vikas, and the latter slapped them with a defamation suit. Now, as per a report in Mumbai Mirror, an internal inquiry conducted by Reliance Entertainment has given Bahl a clean chit. Reliance Entertainment has 50 per cent stake in Phantom Films, and now that their inquiry has cleared Bahl of all the allegations, he will be reinstated as the director of ‘Super 30’.
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, told the tabloid, “Yes, it is that the internal complaints committee report has exonerated Vikas Bahl. With the committee clearing Vikas, we don’t have a choice but to reinstate his credit as director of ‘Super 30’.”
The report also stated that despite several reminders, the complainant did not appear before the committee. Now, it has to be seen how Anurag Kashyap responds to this new development as he was the one who supported the complainant and even spoke against the wrongdoings of Vikas.
‘Super 30’ is all set to hit the silver screens on July 12, this year.
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