Is There a Hypocrisy in Hrithik Roshan, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Stand on Vikas Bahl?
As the former Phantom partners slug it out, Hrithik Roshan too has a lot to answer
Vikas Bahl’s legal notice to his ex-partners, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane is a slap in the face for the high moral ground taken by the duo. Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment by a co-worker and things haven’t been the same ever since.
Blowing the lid off the hypocrisy, a source from Phantom says, “What is this we-are-sorry-we-didn’t-know-better attitude Kashyap and Motwane have adopted? What are they trying to prove? They knew exactly what Vikas Bahl was up to, and the incident of sexual violation in Goa that has now snowballed into a major controversy was extensively written and spoken about. This act of martyred innocence is extremely hypocritical.”
Sources say the roots of Kashyap and Motwane’s animosity with Bahl are not moral but financial. Apparently Bahl has been making lavish use of the now-dissolved company’s funds. Kashyap and Motwane want the financial irregularities to be rectified. Plus there were creative differences too.
While the co-partners at Phantom fight it out , Hrithik Roshan who stars in Vikas Bahl’s Anand Kumar bio-pic Super 30 , would find it difficult to explain why he signed the film in the first place. Says a source, “When Hrithik signed Super 30 Vikas Bahl’s sexual escapades were common knowledge. By taking a high moral ground now, Hrithik cannot absolve himself from the guilt of working with an alleged sexual offender. The truth is, most of the men in Bollywood are known to sow their wild oats. Bahl’s crimes were never considered crimes by the boys’ club of Bollywood.” Hrithik took a stand recently of not working with sexual offenders after he was criticised on social media for staying silent on the issue.