It all started after Queen director Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked with him in Phantom Films. The woman accused that he pretended to be drunk and threw himself on her bed when he came to drop her at her hotel room after a party. She, furthermore, said that he, minutes after, woke up and masturbated on her back and said “Fuck you, bitch” before leaving.
Kangana Ranaut, revealing her #MeToo story, said that she believes in the story of this woman because Vikas Bahl has made her feel uncomfortable a lot of times.
“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 a 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.”
Sonam Kapoor was recently asked about the prevalent #MeToo movement in Bollywood and she said, “Kangana is obviously Kangana Ranaut. She 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. I don’t know him, I don’t know the situation. If what is written what is written is true, then it’s disgusting and awful. If it’s true, then they should be punished for it,” she said.
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This, of course, didn’t go down well with Kangana Ranaut, who angrily hit back at her.
“What does she mean by saying, ‘it’s hard to believe Kangana’? When I am sharing my Me Too story, who gives her a right to judge me? 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 and I have represented my country in many international summits. I am 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,” she was quoted as saying by Pinkvilla.
“She isn’t known to be a great actress, neither she has the reputation of being a good speaker. What gives these filmy people right to take digs at me? I will demolish each one of them,” Kangana Ranaut added.