#MeToo in Bollywood: Kangana accuses Queen director of sexual misconduct
Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut accused Queen movie director Vikas Bahl for sexually harassing her.
According to reports, Queen lead actress claimed that Bahl harassed her during the shooting of the movie.
Ranuat opened up about her experience with Bahl while speaking to India Today on the matter of a woman working at Phantom Film, of which Bahl is one of the owners, accused the director of molesting her while they were in Goa in 2017.
Ranuat had said that she supports the woman and believes her.
Recounting her time with Bahl, the actress said, “Even though Vikas was married back in 2014 when we were filming Queen, he bragged about having casual sex with a new partner every other day.”
“I don’t judge people and their marriages but you can tell when addiction becomes sickness. He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough,” she added.
Kangna also disclosed, that he would get a little too close for comfort at times.
“I often told him off. He was scared of me but still every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he’d bury his face in my neck and hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He’d say, ‘I love how you smell K’.”
The 31-years-old actress also shared that she lost out on a project after she spoke in the favor of that girl.
“At that time Vikas had come to me with a script about a gold medalist from Haryana. When I supported the girl, he stopped talking to me. I didn’t mind losing out on a good script and I never called him either.”
“I was determined to say what I felt was right. The matter was pushed under the carpet and I didn’t hear any updates on the same,” Ranut lamented.