Kangana Ranaut accuses director Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment
Mumbai: The thread #MeToo has provided a platform to many to voice up against sexual harassments and tell their story. To join this thread one more celebrity has joined in to voice up against sexual harassment, Kangana Ranaut.
The lead actress of director Vikas Bahl's 'Queen', Kangana Ranaut has accused director of sexual harassment on the sets of Queen (2014).
In an media interview Kangana revealed that the director used to exhibit inappropriate sexual behaviour on the sets of Queen and how awkward she used to feel when he used to hug her back then.
The actress stood up in the support of a girl who recently accused the director of sexual harassment. Kangana in an interview said, "Totally believe her. Even though Vikas was married back in 2014 when we were filming Queen, he bragged about having casual sex with a new partner every other day. I don't judge people and their marriages but you can tell when addiction becomes sickness. He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough."
Kangana also recalled the time when she met the director and said that he used to "hold her really tight" and would "smell her hair." "But still every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he'd bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He'd say 'I love how you smell K'. I could tell something is wrong with him."
She further added, "At that time Vikas had come to me with a script about a gold medalist from Haryana. When I supported the girl, he stopped talking to me. I didn't mind losing out on a good script and I never called him either. I was determined to say what I felt was right. The matter was pushed under the carpet and I didn't hear any updates on the same."
"I could tell something is wrong with him. I believe this girl. But what is sad, is that now that Phantom has been dissolved, many are attacking him, even though the girl asked for help long ago. At that time, the story was conveniently killed, but I supported her at that time as well. You can see my media interaction during one of my brand endorsement interactions. I thought the #MeToo movement would catch up but I was wrong," revealed Kangana.
Kangana Ranaut's upcoming film 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi' is lined up to release on January 25 next year and will clash with Vikas Bahl-directed 'Super 30', which is also slated to be released on same date.