Super 30 Exclusive: Karishma Sharma reveals how Vikas Bahl dealt with the #MeToo controversy
Vikas Bahl was accused of being a sexual predator during the #MeToo movement.
In 2018, the #MeToo movement hit the country with Tanushree Dutta accusing Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of their film Horn Ok Please. After this, people from different walks of life were accused of sexual misbehaviour by women. Subhash Ghai, Anu Malik, Subhash Kapoor, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl and others were few of the names that were publically disgraced. Vikas, who was in the middle of post-production of his film Super 30, had to step down from the film but came back on board as director. Karishma Sharma, in an exclusive interview with in.com, revealed how the director dealt with the whole episode.
“Vikas is a very dear friend of mine. When his name was dragged in the #MeToo case, not just Vikas but his family too was disturbed with the whole thing. Vikas and his family had a very tough time and luckily for Vikas, his family stood by him. I won’t say much about that incident because already much is spoke and written about it. I am happy and relieved that his name got cleared and he is free now and the film is finally releasing,” said Karishma when asked how Vikas dealt with the whole situation.
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Going back in time, when Vikas’ name came to light, Super 30 actor Hrithik Roshan stated that he won’t associate with anyone accused in the case. Accordingly, when the film was in the post-production stage, the two-time National Award-winning director Vikas was shown the door. But, months after an internal inquiry, Vikas was given a clean chit in the whole case and Vikas came back on board as Super 30’s director.
Super 30 is based on the life of a Bihar based mathematician, Anan Kumar’s life. It was earlier slated to release in June. But the makers avoided clashing with other films and now will be releasing on July 12.Read More