Vikas Bahl ousted from Ranveer Singh’s ’83’ post harassment accusation
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta set the ball rolling when she opened up on being sexually harassed by actor Nana Patekar on the sets of her 2008 film ‘Horn OK Pleassss’. Soon, the #MeToo movement gathered momentum in Bollywood with many opening up on being harassed by famous celebs. Director-Producer Vikas Bahl was also accused of sexually harassing a colleague from Phantom Films. On this basis, the production company that was co-owned by Vikas along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena has been dissolved.
Now there is some more trouble for Vikas. As per a report in Pinkvilla Vikas has been removed from his upcoming project ’83 which stars Ranveer Singh in the lead role. The film is being directed by Kabir Khan and Vikas was involved in ’83 as the producer. But looks like the makers have decided to not go ahead with Vikas as one of the persons involved in the project. The unanimous decision was taken following the allegations of his misconduct and the statements given by his then partner Anurag Kashyap.
Talking about the same, Pinkvilla quoted a source as saying, “Allegations against Vikas have been a huge concern for the team of ’83’ and they expressed their concern over his presence in the film.”
“Owing to his misconduct, the internal team came to a conclusion unanimously that he shouldn’t be involved with the project in any capacity. The same has been conveyed to him by then partners Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena,” the source added further.
Even Hrithik Roshan, who was working with Vikas on his film ‘Super 30’, has said in his statement that he would not work with someone who had committed such a grave misconduct. He wants swift action to be taken against the matter.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 8, 2018
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