Super 30: Lead Actress Mrunal Thakur Comments On Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Director Vikas Bahl
Super 30 actress Mrunal Thakur comments on the sexual harassment controversy surrounding director Vikas Bahl and why she did not want it to impact her upcoming film
Mrunal Thakur - who made her film debut with Love Sonia last year and will be seen soon in Super 30, along with actor Hrithik Roshan -- has spoken regarding the sexual harassment allegations levelled at the director Vikas Bahl and how she did not want the controversy to affect her film. Vikas, who also directed the critically acclaimed Queen, was accused of sexual harassment last year by a former employee of Phantom Films (now dissolved), a production company in which Vikas a partner alongside Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. In June, charges against Vikas were dropped following an internal inquiry by Reliance Entertainment, which has produced Super 30.
Mrunal said that the entire team had worked really hard on the Super 30 project, which is why she did not want it to be impacted by the controversy surrounding its director. While responding to a question regarding whether the allegations disturbed her, she told the media, “I thought about it but I realised, 'what's the fault of the film?' The story is so wonderful, I have seen everyone working hard, while we were filming, everything was ok. I didn't want the film to be affected. I'm glad that after everything, things have been cleared and the film is releasing on July 12. Every film goes through ups and downs, I'm glad the film is getting what it deserves," she added.
Super 30 is a biopic on a brilliant mathematics teacher, Anand Kumar, from Bihar, who founded a coaching institute to help less privileged students prepare for university entrance exams. Some people have responded negatively to the trailer as Hrithik Roshan’s complexion appears to be brown but Mrunal thinks this has been done for authenticity, "More than the hair and the make up, what is important is to feel the character. I feel Hrithik has done an incredible job. Whenever I saw a glimpse of his performance as Anand Kumar, I thoroughly connected and enjoyed. I want people to just watch the film."