Superstar Hrithik Roshan has told the producers of his upcoming movie Super 30 to take a stand against their movie director Vikas Behl after he was accused of sexual harassment.
Super 30 is expected to release on January 25, 2019.
"It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct. I am away and have access to some sporadic information. I have requested the producers of 'Super 30' to take stock of the apparent facts and take a hard stand if need be. This is not to be hushed or brushed under the carpet. All proven offenders must be punished and all exploited people must be empowered and given strength to speak up," Hrithik tweeted on Monday.
Hrithik came out with this powerful statement a day after filmmaker Hansal Mehta indirectly took a dig at him saying that he’s a father of two daughters and he fears they have to deal with such ruthless people because no hard action is been taken against the director Vikas Behl, not even the major actors working on his new film. He asks, who is empowered here? The victim or the creep?
The #MeToo movement has take over Bollywood with a heavy storm. The dark side of the Bollywood is revealing every day after actress Tanushree accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. After this case lots of names such as Vikas Behl, Alok Nath and Rajat Kapoor have come into light and have been accused of sexual harassment as well.
Queen Director is yet to address and respond to these allegations. He has chose to remain quiet amidst everything. Also, recently another actress whose name hasn’t been confirmed also opened up about being sexually harassed by Vikas Behl. She said that he had gone a party where Behl pretended to be have gotten drunk and forcibly tried to kiss her on the lips.
Super 30 is the last production of Phantom Films as the company has recently dissolved. The movie is expected to release on January 25, 2019. Super 30 is a film inspired by the life of mathematician Anand Kumar.
Before Hrithk Roshan’s statement came out Amazon Prime Video has already dropped Vikas Bahl from a show he had to direct for them.