Vikas Bahl, who directed the superhit woman-centric film Queen starring Kangana Ranaut has landed himself in a soup with sexual harassment charges pinned against him. A woman employee has accused him of misconduct during a Goa trip and revealed that he behaved inappropriately.
A source from the production house was quoted as saying, "There are not one, two or three but multiple victims. I was in the middle of a film shoot when I came to know about the first incident and I had to stop my shoot and come to Mumbai. There is (after all) a young girl on whom an intoxicated Vikas forced himself while they were in Goa. He has behaved badly in the past as well but when this specific complaint came, we needed to act on it." A stakeholder further revealed that the company has asked him to step down from his position due to the allegations, "We (Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films) have taken a hard stand, based on what we have heard and investigated."
Also, Vikas Bahl has denied all these charges and said that it's all a fabricated story. "Nothing has happened. I am running the company. There is no complaint to HR and there is no Vishakha committee. I have heard about this particular lady you are speaking about and the Goa incident. She is not my employee."
He further commented, "Yes, I am friends with her, we have worked together and there is a production job we have done together, but if she is feeling like this I would like to sit across a table from her and talk to her. I want to ask her if I have crossed a line, whether I have done anything to hurt her and if she feels that way I would like to apologise for it. I have known her for long. For two-and-a-half years she has never made me feel as if she is uncomfortable (around me)."