Director Vikash Bahl, who was accused of sexual harassment by an employee of Phantom Films, has been cleared of all charges following an internal inquiry by Reliance Entertainment, which held 50 per cent stake in Phantom Films.
According to reports, Vikash has been given a clean chit by the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of Reliance Entertainment.
The report suggests that it has enabled Vikas’s return to ‘Super 30’ as director and his name will be incorporated in the credit when the trailer of ‘Super 30’ the will be released next week.
On Sunday, Hrithik Roshan shared a new poster of his upcoming venture ‘Super 30’ with Vikash Bahl getting the credit of director. “Haqdaar bano! #Super30trailer coming on June 4,” tweeted the actor along with the poster in which the actor is seen drenched in rain while some children seem to be shouting in joy.
Shibasish Sarkar, the Reliance Entertainment’s Group CEO has confirmed the news, saying, “Yes, it is that the internal complaints committee report has exonerated Vikas Bahl. With ICC clearing Vikas Bahl’s name, we don’t have a choice but to reinstate his credit as the director of ‘Super 30’.”
It was in October 2018 that a woman crew member of Phantom Films had accused Vikash of sexual misconduct. She had alleged that the ‘Queen’ director had sexually harassed her during the promotional tour of the film, ‘Bombay Velvet’ in 2015. After the public furor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena announced the dissolution of their joint production house Phantom Films.