Kangana Ranaut accuses Bollywood director of sexual harassment
Mumbai - She revealed that the director would hold her tight and smell her hair.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has alleged that she was sexually harassed by director Vikas Bahl. Kangana played a lead role in his film 'Queen.' The actress accused Bahl of harassing her on the film sets in 2014.
"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. He partied every night and shamed me for sleeping early and not being cool enough," she told India Today in an interview.
She revealed that the director would hold her tight and smell her hair.
"But still every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he'd bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair. It took me great amount of strength and effort to pull myself out of his embrace. He'd say 'I love how you smell K'. I could tell something is wrong with him," Kangana adds.
In a recent interview to Huffington Post, a woman crew member had accused Bahl of sexual harassment.
Expressing support for the woman, Kangana said, "At that time Vikas had come to me with a script about a gold medalist from Haryana. When I supported the girl, he stopped talking to me. I didn't mind losing out on a good script and I never called him either. I was determined to say what I felt was right. The matter was pushed under the carpet and I didn't hear any updates on the same."
"I could tell something is wrong with him. I believe this girl. But what is sad, is that now that Phantom has been dissolved, many are attacking him, even though the girl asked for help long ago. At that time, the story was conveniently killed, but I supported her at that time as well. You can see my media interaction during one of my brand endorsement interactions. I thought the #MeToo movement would catch up but I was wrong," Kangana revealed.