Anurag Kashyap on Not Talking to Vikas Bahl Anymore: I Don’t Feel the Need to Sort Anything Out
Anurag Kashyap opens up about his equation with estranged friend, filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
Things changed irrevocably at Phantom films in April last year when filmmaker Vikas Bahl — who is one of its co-founders — was accused of molestation by a female employee.
Jointly founded in 2011 by Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Bahl, the production house has been behind several successful films including Lootera, Queen, Masaan and Udta Punjab.
However, post the sexual-harassment allegations, Kashyap had a fallout with Bahl. It has been 17 months since but the two have not been speaking to each other. Once best friends, they don’t even work in the same premises anymore.
Talking about it, Kashyap recently told Pinkvilla in an interview, “My stand on this is the same as it was back then. Vikas works in the company, he is a partner and nothing against him has been proven. But mutually, we’ve decided that we will work separately, in separate premises.”
“Vikas and I are not on talking terms; everything else is a rumour. We will continue making films together but I see no point in making him uncomfortable. We can work in different set-ups. I don’t feel the need to sort anything out, because no one came forward to say or prove anything, at that time,” the 45-year-old filmmaker added.
On the professional front, Kashyap is busy promoting Manmarziyaan, which is slated to release on September 14. Bahl, meanwhile, is currently filming Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30.