Mumbai, Oct 8: A few days back "Queen" actor Kangana Ranaut alleged that filmmaker Vikas Bahl made her feel uncomfortable on several occasions, after a woman employee at Phantom Films reiterated her allegations of molestation against the film director.
Last year, the woman employee at Phantom Films, which had Bahl as one of the partners along side Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had alleged that Bahl behaved inappropriately with her during a trip to Goa.
In a recent article in Huffpost India, the woman has reiterated the allegations, sharing further details about the incident.According to the report, in October 2015, the woman reached out to Kashyap and detailed her experience, but no action was taken while Bahl continued to harass her until she finally quit the company.
After the article went viral, "Queen" actor Kangana Ranaut also raised her voice against Bahl, the director of the movie. "(I) Totally believe her, 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," Kangana said in a statement.
Now, Kangana has reacted on Sonam Kapoor's latest statement and said, what does she mean by saying, 'It's hard to believe Kangana'?." Kangana slammed Sonam Kapoor for her comment regarding the Queen actress sharing her #MeToo story against filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
"When I am sharing my #MeToo story... who gives her a right to judge me?," Kangana asked. Recently, when Sonam Kapoor was asked about the allegations against filmmaker Vikas Bahl at an event in Bengaluru, she told media persons that the survivours' account as published in Huffington Post India was "disgusted" her. But, when asked about Kangana's #MeToo story, in which she also accused Vikas Bahl of misbehaving with her, Sonam said: "She (Kangana Ranaut) says a lot of stuff and sometimes is hard to take her seriously. I love the fact that she has spunk and she says what she believes. I really respect for that."
"So, Sonam Kapoor has the license of trusting some women and some she won't. What makes her so unsure of my claims? I am known to be an articulate person. I have represented my country in many international summits... I'm called as a thought and youth influencer to these summits. I am not known because of my dad I have earned my place and credibility after struggling for a decade," Kangana Ranaut said in her statement.
Here is her tweet:
Earlier, Sonam was among the list of celebrities who supported Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar. She retweeted journalist Janice Sequiera's (who corroborated Tanushree's story) Twitter thread and wrote: "I believe #TanushreeDatta and @janiceseq85 recollection of the account. Janice is my friend, and she is anything but an exaggerator or a liar. And it's upto us to stand together."