After his own partners oust him as a sexual offender, director Vikas Bahl is now facing more disgraces on the way. The Queen film-maker has been accused of sexual misbehaviour against a former employee of his production house, Phantom Films. The incident happened in 2015, and the allegations came in media in 2017. However, the accusations have been revisited in 2018 with the rise of #MeToo movement on social media, and Vikas Bahl has been under the scanner once again. No, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane! You Are Too Late in Washing Your Hands Off The Vikas Bahl Sexual Harassment Controversy!
Phantom Films has now been dissolved and Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have distanced themselves from Bahl. Now as per a report in Mid-Day, Bahl has also been dropped from an Amazon web-series that he was supposed to be directing. Mid-Day quotes a source telling them, "The show was a reboot of an Australian series that revolves around couples spicing up their sex lives. It was scheduled to roll by year-end. But with the latest controversy, Amazon wouldn't be comfortable backing it with Vikas on board. The production house has discussed the matter with Amazon, and will soon start scouting for another director."
Not just that, another insider told Mid-Day that Vikas Bahl won't be a part of any Super 30 promotions. The film, starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead, had completed shoot and is in the post-production phase. The insider told them, "The post-production has to be done under his supervision because it would be impractical to bring someone new on board at this stage. But after that, Vikas will be asked to dissociate himself from the film."
Hrithik Roshan's latest tweet on the controversy also seems to be in alignment with this -
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 8, 2018
Most probably, Vikas Bahl's name will be dropped as the director, making Super 30 the first Bollywood film in years to be released without the film-maker's name. With all the brouhaha over Bahl's involvement in the matter, this is the most logical decision to do.