Over the weekend when Queen director Vikas Bahl had been accused of sexually assaulting an ex-employee of Phantom Films, it had come as a shock to many. Now, after the girl’s detailed interview, there have been more women including Kangana Ranaut, another notable actress in the industry and Kangana’s Queen co-star Nayani Dixit who have accused the director of sexually inappropriate and suggestive behaviour. Among others, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have also spoken up against the director and distanced themselves from him, the latter calling him a sex offender. Amazon Prime also dropped Bahl from a web series he was supposed to direct. Yesterday, Hrithik Roshan, the star of Bahl’s next directorial Super 30 also spoke out saying that he wouldn’t want to be associated with anyone who is a perpetrator of such a crime.
Yesterday, the buzz was that Vikas will be kept away from the promotions of Super 30. Now, looks like further measures are being taken to distance Bahl from the project. Taking cues from the west, the makers of the film are thinking of denying him credit for directing the film. An insider revealed to Mid-Day that Bahl’s name might not appear in the credit roll of the film.
Co-producer Reliance Entertainment is seriously considering dropping Vikas’s name from the credit roll. That is what all corporate firms are doing in Hollywood.
While Bahl is currently still looking into the post-production works of Super 30, it is most likely that he will be dissociated with the project after he completes it.