#MeToo: Vikas Bahl breaks down, agrees to go to rehab

Almost three weeks after Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment by an ex-employee of Phantom Films, the victim recently, in a statement to the High Court stated that she did not want to pursue the case as she has already suffered a lot.

Advocate Navroz Seervai who was representing the victim put out a statement with the signature of Bahl’s accuser, confirming that the incident happened more than three years ago. In a petition case filed by Vikas Bahl, the director has sought Rs 10 Crores in damages from his former in Phantom Films, directors Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and three media organisations for alleged defamation.

As per reports, Kashyap and Motwane’s lawyer revealed that the ‘Queen’ director had broken down and confirmed the incident. promising that he would seek rehabilitation. The hearing was adjourned for October 25, after Phantom Films’ fourth partner Madhu Mantena’s advocate said that Mantena was never present when Bahl had confessed to Anurag Kashyap. According to Kashyap’s lawyer, Mantena and Kashyap were both there when Bahl confessed.

 

Vikas Bahl, is one of the four partners of Phantom films. Recently, there were reports of dissolution of the production house, due to an internal scuffle between the partners. It is said that the reason for the dissolution is the accusations made on the director. Anurag Kashyap, co-owner of Phantom films , said that he knew about the harassment, but could not do anything. He also said that they will stand by the victim and give her their support.