Saturday, 20 October, 2018


That director used to hug me tight, smell my hair: Kangana

Kangana Ranaut accuses Queen director of sexual harassment Prabhas girl : He shamed me for sleeping
Hannah Rogers | 08 October, 2018, 15:43

On Sunday, Kashyap claimed that he had been given the wrong advice by his legal team. "I cannot make him believe in talents that he does not believe in, but I can say what I want to say". "Now in hindsight and after taking stock of things myself, I can quite see how I was ill-advised", he said. The woman - a former employee of Phantom Films - had approached Kashyap at the time of the incident as well, but the matter was not given importance until now. "I trustingly signed that contract and yes, I am an idiot to not understand what I am signing, so I should be put on the dock for that", Kashyap said. "He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough". He also claimed responsibility for bringing out Bahl's name publicly by speaking anonymously to Mumbai Mirror: "Nothing about it was under wraps".

The filmmaker said there are not many provisions to deal with sexual harassment in the industry and feels it is "extremely ill-equipped" to counter this menace. At that time, the story was conveniently killed, but I supported her at that time as well.

After the end of a party at the Park Hyatt resort in Goa, the woman said Bahl offered to accompany her to her room. This didn't go down with the latter, who lashed out at Sonam for her remarks.

"My entire film career has shaped at Phantom Films". While Motwane called Bahl a "sexual offender", Kashyap said he "named and shamed" the director in media previous year. "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". He could have if he wanted to. "Whatever happened was wrong". We all are complicit in this failure by rarely checking on our female colleagues or demanding PoSH guidelines to be followed. "But now we are determined to do better".

However, Ranaut was shocked at the industry and people's hypocrisy stating that people are only standing up for the victim now but refused to believe her when she initially shared her ordeal. I really respect her for that.

Bahl has not commented on the Huffington Post story.

The four partners on Saturday announced the dissolution of their joint banner Phantom Films, without citing the reason for this decision.

The Mid-day report also stated that Bahl would be kept out of the promotions of Hrithik Roshan's, Super 30.

Other Phantom collaborators have issued public statements about their association with the company.

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