After Tanushree’s #MeToo story of going through molestation while working on the film sets, one more victim from the glam industry unveils the darker side of Bollywood. This victim was one of the woman crew members of the Phantom Films. Phantom is a film production house set up by directors Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and producer Madhu Mantena.
The victim accused ‘Queen’ filmmaker Vikas Bahl of sexually assaulting her three years back during the pre-release promotional tour of their movie, Bombay Velvet. According to the sources when the victim revealed that to the rest three of the directors of Phantom, they did nothing despite of Anurag Kashyap promising the victim that Vikas will apologise to her.
Victim revealed that,
“Bahl insisted on dropping her to her hotel room on the early hours of 5 May 2015 and pretended to pass out drunk on her bed, only to awaken soon after and masturbate on her. The woman was alone, vulnerable and recovering from an accident that had left her on crutches for months. She had only just begun to walk unassisted.”
Source: HuffPost India
She informed Kashyap about the sexual assault she suffered in 2015. But till now, no serious action has been taken against Bahl. Meanwhile, Bahl harassed her until she finally quit the company in despair, she said in an interview with HuffPost India. The sad part is, Vikas Bahl is doing great in his life even being a culprit and is set to release his big banner film Super 30 whereas the victim is struggling to stay in Bollywood.
Well, to let you know, Phantom films has now dissolved and it was revealed by Anurag Kashyap. He tweeted,