Vikas Bahl was on a roll. His Queen was a hit, his Shaandaar created the right buzz, but then, the sexual harassment allegations hit home. Vikas was out of the day to day activities from a firm that he founded, Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramadita Motwane. Now, the second boot has finally hit the floor. After Phantom Films disintegrated, women working with Phantom have come out with sordid details about the kind of sexual harassment that they went through, at the hands of Vikas Bahl.
Even as these rumours are circulating, Amazon Prime is already vaulting away from Vikas. Rumors say that Vikas was about to make a project for Amazon Prime. Now, however, the streaming giant has seemingly dropped Vikas form the scheme of things. Vikas was also in the process of making Super 30, but reports suggest that he will be dropped from the promotional events around the film.
Multiple people have come out against Vikas Bahl, with Anurag Kashyap already accepting that he knew about the allegations, but that they couldn’t sack Vikas because of a technicality. Neeraj Ghaywan, who has been associated with Phantom since Masaan, has also come out in support of the sexual harassment allegations.