Director Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in sexual harassment case

Director Vikas Bahl gets clean chit in sexual harassment case. Following the charges, he was expelled from Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Super 30’ and now that he has been given clean chit by the internal complaints committee of Reliance Entertainment, Vikas will again be credited as the director of 'Super 30'.

Shibashish Sarkar, the Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, said, “Yes, it is true that the internal complaints committee report has exonerated Vikas Bahl. With the committee clearing Vikas, we don’t have a choice but to reinstate his credit as director of Super 30.”

Vikas Bahl’s lawyer Hitesh Jain said, “In any sexual harassment case, there are two ways – either it’s the Internal Complaints Committee, who probe the whole aspect or the victim approaches any legal forum. In this case, what is happening is that people are making allegations on Twitter and putting the story on social media. But in all the MeToo cases, where are you seeing the charges actually being probed? Is merely writing a story on social media sufficient to castigate a person? Upon making the entire inquiry, ICC has come to the conclusion that there’s no case against him. Vikas does not need to come out with an official statement because the biggest statement would be him being credited for Super 30. He will be allowed in every aspect of the film now.”

Owing to all the complaints and reactions against Bahl, Hrithik Roshan shared his thought on the issue on Twitter, “It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct. I am away and have access to only sporadic information. I have requested the producers of Super 30 to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh stand if need be.”

The internal complaints committee of Reliance Entertainment, the 50 per cent stakeholder in Phantom Films, co-owned by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl dropped the case against Vikas after the complainant refused to appear despite repeated reminders.

‘Queen’ actress Nayani Dixit accused Vikas Bahl of sexual misconduct.