MeToo Fallout: Top Director Will NOT Get Credit For This Film
In a ground-breaking step, a Bollywood film will be released without its top director getting his credit in the end due to being named in MeToo
It is none other than Vikas Bahl who has been named in the string of allegations in the #MeToo Movement. Bahl’s film Super 30, helmed by Hrithik Roshan, is set to release this year and apparently Bahl will not be getting his name on the credits.
In October 2018, a woman spoke to Huffington Post India and alleged that Bahl sexually harassed her on the sets of Queen. The film’s lead actress, Kangana Ranaut, supported the victim’s claim and corroborate the victim’s version. Bahl was subsequently fired from the project.
Anurag Kashyap, Vikas's once-upon-a-time partner in the now dissolved Phantom Films, has taken over the project. He will oversee the post-production of Super 30, which is now slated to be released in July 2019.
Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO of Reliance Entertainment, revealed that the film will have no director credit.
"Vikas is not associated with the edit and post-production," he told the Mumbai Mirror. Shibasish added that Anurag has not replaced Vikas.
"There will be no director credit for anyone. As a producer, after a substantial investment of time, money and the efforts of all our technicians and talent, it is our responsibility to complete the film with the best possible resources available to us. Anurag is a partner, he has edited films of other Phantom partners in the past. He agreed to take this responsibility on Reliance's request, and with a professional and commercial understanding. Also, it has been agreed that he will not take any credit," said Shibasish.