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Vikas Bahl

India’s #MeToo movement takes aim at alleged sexual misconduct, triggering probes, departures

The #MeToo movement in India has gathered momentum in recent days, with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct leveled online against prominent journalists, actors, movie directors, comedians and other public figures. On Monday, it triggered an investigation into a leading journalist and questions about the future of India’s top comedy collective. The Hindustan Times, one of India’s major national papers, said that Prashant Jha, its political editor and chief of bureau, has been…

#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…