All’s well with Vikas Bahl after the MeToo controversy that derailed his filmmaking career for almost a year. But Super30, starring Hrithik Roshan, is now on it’s way to becoming a hit and Bahl seems to be having a good time. Choreographer turned director Farah Khan played host on Sunday afternoon as she fed close friends like Hrithik Roshan, Bhumi Pednekar, Sonu Sood, Neha Dhupia, Aditi Rao Haidari and casting director Mukesh Chhabra among others at her house in suburban Mumbai. Neha Dhupia thanked Khan for a great meal and put up a couple of pictures on her social media handle.You can see the pictures here:
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SUPER 20! Thank you for the fun afternoon @farahkhankunder ... #foodcoma #kbye
Bahl looked rather happy in all the photographs as Super30 clocked almost 30 crores in its two days run at the box office. Sources say that he had changed his residence and vehicle after the sexual misconduct charges but all that seems to be in the past after an internal committee gave him a clean chit after the survivor failed to appear in front of the committee.
You can read that article here: Vikas Bahl gets a clean chit.
In October 2018, in an exclusive interview to Huffington Post India, Bahl was accused by a former employee of Phantom Films for sexually harassing her. Kangana Ranaut, who worked with Bahl in Queen also spoke against the director post the accusations. Phantom was later disbanded and Bahl’s partners and co-founders Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane came out with formal statements against Bahl. Bahl, in turn, sent them legal notices, citing defamation of character.
But Bahl wasn’t the only MeToo accused at Farah’s party. Casting director Mukesh Chhabra was also present at the grub fest. At least four actors accused Chabra of misconduct in a Mid Day report in October 2018. An allegation that he had denied. In a letter posted on his Twitter handle Chabra wrote, “It is very unfortunate that years of hard work and building is been muzzled with a series of unsubstantiated wild anonymous allegations. To put it into perspective, we have an ICC committee put into the place for years and we could have appreciated if the complaint received could have been forwarded to the said committee for probe and investigation.”
Chabra who was suspended from his directorial debut Kizie Aur Manny by the production house was later reinstated. According to reports, Chhabra returned to direct Kizie Aur Manny, now Dil Bechara, after the ICC committee and the Federation of Western India Cine Employees didn't find him guilty of the accusations.
Farah Khan has a MeToo connection of her own. Her brother Sajid Khan has been banned by The Indian Film and Television Director’s association (IFTDA) for a year after multiple women came out alleging sexually inappropriate behaviour by the director in October last year. Farah had expressed her self in a statement after the allegations surfaced. “This is a heartbreaking time for my family. We have to work through some very difficult issues. If my brother has behaved in this manner he has a lot to atone for. I don’t in any way endorse this behavior and Stand in solidarity with any woman who has been hurt,” she wrote on her social media handle. Sajid, however, was nowhere to be seen at the party.Read More