Two more women accuse 'Queen' director Vikas Bahl of sexual harassment

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 08, 2018, 07.15 PM(IST)

Vikas Bahl. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Bahl had been accused by a former Phantom employee in 2015 of sexually harassing her. 

Two more women have called out Vikas Bahl's behaviour. The filmmaker was accused of sexually harassing a woman in Goa in 2015. Now actress Nayani Dixit has accused Bahl of sexually harassing her on the sets of 'Queen'. The actress played Sonal, Kangana's friend, in the film.

Dixit, while speaking to an entertainment site, said, "Whatever the girl has accused Vikas Bahl is not at all wrong because he also tried his hand on me. I literally told him that 'main tumhe maarungi if you do this again'. So I am sure he did the same with the girl in question as well."

She said the next day when she came on set, he was rude to her."Now when I look back, I realised that why this behaviour. Since he did not get a chance on me, he was taking revenge," Dixit recounted.

Dixit also revealed that Bahl had offered to share his room with her when she had complained about the hotel she was put in.

Meanwhile, another actress, on the condition of anonymity, revealed that how Bahl had forcibly tried to kiss her. While speaking to an entertainment portal, the actress revealed, "He's (Vikas Bahl) has always been dodgy, so I've never hung out with him alone for that reason. 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. At least 20 other people were at this party. I left in a rush 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'."

On Saturday, Kangana Ranaut came out in support of the survivor and said  Bahl was known for his bad behaviour towards women.

"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 a sickness."

Meanwhile, Bahl's film 'Super 30' is up for release and his leading man Hrithik Roshan has issued a statement saying that he has asked the producer of the film to look into the matter and if proven guilty Bahl should be given the harshest punishment.

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