Queen director Vikas Bahl is in the midst of a murky sexual harassment controversy. It all began after a former Phantom Films' employee levelled allegations of sexual harassment against him. Post that Kangana Ranaut and Nayani Dixit also spoke about his misconduct. As a consequence, the Indian Film & Television Director's Association (IFTDA) had asked Vikas on October 9 to show cause as to why his membership shouldn't be terminated. Now, Vikas has reverted to IFTDA.

In the letter, Vikas called the allegations false, malicious and motivated. He wrote, "I deny all the alleged sexual harassment charges levelled against me and as stated in your said notice. These alleged charges are not only false, erroneous, malicious, motivated but have no factual basis. Further, you may also note that till date neither has any criminal complaint been filed against me in respect of the alleged sexual harassment charges nor have I been called upon by any investigation agency for investigation with respect to the same. The allegations levelled against me merely anonymous and hearsay. Thus, I am presumed to be innocent till proven guilty."


Copy Of Letter From Vikas Bahl To IFTDA

Vikas has also filed defamation case against his former partners Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. Talking about that he wrote, "My partners Mr Anurag Kashyap and Mr Vikramaditya Motwane have published defamatory tweets/articles/statements against me with an intent to settle personal scores, exact vendetta, and due to professional jealously and with the sole intent to defame me, malign my image and destroy my career and hence I request your good office not to rely upon any statement so made by them."

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Vikas Bahl

Vikas opened up saying that the cases were pending at the Honourable Bombay High Court. Lastly, Vikas also requested the members of the IFTDA to not cancel his membership without a fair trial. "Since the matter is sub judice I request your good office not to take any action against me and not to terminate my membership with IFTDA in the interim and without giving me a personal hearing," concluded Vikas.

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