‘He Tried to Forcibly Kiss Me’: Another Actress Accuses ‘Queen’ Director Vikas Bahl of Harassment

‘He Tried to Forcibly Kiss Me’: Another Actress Accuses ‘Queen’ Director Vikas Bahl of Harassment

Vikas Bahl has been in the eye of a storm after a former co-worker at Phantom Films accused him of harassing
‘He Tried to Forcibly Kiss Me’: Another Actress Accuses ‘Queen’ Director Vikas Bahl of Harassment
Vikas Bahl

A reputed actress who is known in the industry for some important roles that she did in her career has anonymously accused Queen director Vikas Bahl of misbehaving with her. The actress said that Vikas Bahl tried to forcibly kiss her in a party while acting drunk.

The actress' boyfriend -- who is known to have done a few award winning appearances on the big screen -- has also corroborated the story. This is what the actress told PinkVilla in an anonymous post.

"He’s (Vikas Behl) has always been dodgy, so I’ve never hung out with him alone for that reason. One day he was having a party where a lot of people I knew were going so I felt safe. But he got really drunk (or pretended to be) and he forcibly tried to kiss me on the lips, I pushed him and left immediately and he pretended not to see me leaving. At least 20 other people were at this party. I left in a rush, went to my boyfriend’s house because I was so disgusted but he kept sending me texts – saying “Why did you leave, I could have dropped you”. I wasn’t drinking, smoking or doing anything. I had just had my dinner and gone with some writer buddies. That’s his strategy, he pretends to be drunk. He caught the corner of my mouth when he tried to kiss me and I pushed him, not enough people were around to have seen it. But after I left he kept asking, “Are you hungry, should I make you some kebabs, did you eat?” feigning ignorance. That’s what he does. Pretending to be drunk then saying things like, “I didn’t do anything, did you do something?” This is why I am not requesting him for work, and have boycotted him entirely socially and professionally. His ex-wife knew about his shenanigans too. He’s basically ruined her life. He got fired from some places he worked at before on similar ground. My question is why start a company with a repeat offender when you know? This can’t be a surprise to anyone. I am somebody, I have a career and am an actress of repute. Someone who should not be afraid to call cops on such a man and I am yet afraid to name names," the actress told to Pinkvilla which published it verbatim.

Vikas Bahl has been accused of sexually harassing a colleague and her account was published in detail in a Huffington Post report that has sent shockwaves around the industry. This follows the dissolution of Phantom films where he was the partner along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. Vikas’ next film is Super 30, based on the life of a mathematician where he will direct Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik has thus far remained silent about the accusations against his director.

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