Former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta’s accusations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar has taken the industry by storm. As a part of the #metoo movement, Tanushree revealed that Nana Patekar misbehaved with her physically during the shooting of the film ‘Horn Ok Please’, back in 2008.
Following the footsteps of Tanushree Dutta, several women in the business are speaking up on their traumatic experiences, throwing light on the dark side of the glam world.
However, the latest allegations of sexual misbehavior are against film director and producer Vikas Bahl. According to HuffPost, the actor was charged by a woman employee at Phantom films for sexually assaulting her, during their promotional trip to Goa.
Standing firm by the woman, ‘Queen’ actress Kangana Ranaut doubled the accusations on the director.
Kangana went on to expose the director with whom she had worked in ‘Queen’ and mentioned that Vikas made her feel uncomfortable on numerous occasions. She held the 47-year-old guilty of burying his face in her neck and smelling her hair, whenever they greeted each other with a hug.
And now, in a third, we have another actress with a massive allegation against Vikas Bahl. Making some shocking revelations, the lady mentioned that Vikas tried to kiss her mightily during a party, pretending to be drunk. Miss Malini quoted her saying,
“One day he was having a party where a lot of people I knew were going so I felt safe. But he got really drunk (or pretended to be) and he forcibly tried to kiss me on the lips, I pushed him and left immediately and he pretended not to see me leaving.”
If her statements are to be believed, Vikas continued to trouble her with his texts, even after she left. She also claimed that the director’s wife is aware of his dirty tricks and acting like a drunkard is a part of his strategy.
“At least 20 other people were at this party. I left in a rush and went to my boyfriend’s house because I was so disgusted but he kept sending me texts – saying ‘Why did you leave, I could have dropped you’. I wasn’t drinking, smoking, smoking up or doing anything. I had just had my dinner and gone with some writer buddies. That’s his strategy, he pretends to be drunk.”
With all these awful incidents coming to light, there is something horribly wrong in the industry. However, with the real Goddesses of India stepping forward & exposing one Mahisasura at a time, this Mahalaya has definitely brought about a significant change. Time is truly up! #TimesUp