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Vikas Bahl requests IFTDA to not rely on Anurag Kashyapâs statements


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Accused of sexual harassment by a former colleague in 2015, filmmaker Vikas Bahl has now denied all such allegations in the show cause notice sent by the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA). Responding to the notice, Bahl said in a statement, “I deny all the alleged sexual harassment charges levelled against me and as stated in your said notice. These alleged charges are not only false, erroneous, malicious, motivated but have no factual basis. Further, you may also note that till date neither has any criminal complaint been filed against me in respect of the alleged sexual harassment charges nor have I been called upon by any investigation agency for investigation with respect to the same,”

He further added, “The allegations levelled against me merely anonymous and hearsay. Thus, I am presumed to be innocent till proven guilty,”

Vikas Bahl

The woman accused Bahl of sexually harassing her at a party in Goa in 2015. Other than that, Queen actress Kangana Ranaut and her co-star Nayani Dixit also accused him of inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct. Phantom Films which was co-owned by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, and Vikramaditya Motwane also got dissolved after Kashyap and Motwane released separate statements against Vikas stating that they believe he’s guilty. During all this, Bahl even sued his partners for Rs 10 crore in a defamation case since his reputation was damaged in the case.

Responding to IFTDA, he continued, “My partners Mr Anurag Kashyap and Mr Vikramaditya Motwane have published defamatory tweets/articles/statements against me with an intent to settle personal scores, exact vendetta, and due to professional jealousy and with the sole intent to defame me, malign my image and destroy my career and hence I request your good office not to rely upon any statement so made by them.”

Vikas Bahl

It was at the time of the hearing of his case when survivor said she does not want to pursue the case. Vikas Bahl has now requested IFTDA that no action should be taken against him considering the matter was sub judice.

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Accused of sexual harassment by a former colleague in 2015, filmmaker Vikas Bahl has now denied all such allegations in the show cause notice sent by the Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA). Responding to the notice, Bahl said in a statement, “I deny all the alleged sexual harassment charges levelled against me and as stated in your said notice. These alleged charges are not only false, erroneous, malicious, motivated but have no factual basis. Further, you may also note that till date neither has any criminal complaint been filed against me in respect of the alleged sexual harassment charges nor have I been called upon by any investigation agency for investigation with respect to the same,”

He further added, “The allegations levelled against me merely anonymous and hearsay. Thus, I am presumed to be innocent till proven guilty,”

Vikas Bahl

The woman accused Bahl of sexually harassing her at a party in Goa in 2015. Other than that, Queen actress Kangana Ranaut and her co-star Nayani Dixit also accused him of inappropriate behaviour and sexual misconduct. Phantom Films which was co-owned by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, and Vikramaditya Motwane also got dissolved after Kashyap and Motwane released separate statements against Vikas stating that they believe he’s guilty. During all this, Bahl even sued his partners for Rs 10 crore in a defamation case since his reputation was damaged in the case.

Responding to IFTDA, he continued, “My partners Mr Anurag Kashyap and Mr Vikramaditya Motwane have published defamatory tweets/articles/statements against me with an intent to settle personal scores, exact vendetta, and due to professional jealousy and with the sole intent to defame me, malign my image and destroy my career and hence I request your good office not to rely upon any statement so made by them.”

Vikas Bahl

It was at the time of the hearing of his case when survivor said she does not want to pursue the case. Vikas Bahl has now requested IFTDA that no action should be taken against him considering the matter was sub judice.

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