Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment brought out in eth #metoo movement, has filed a defamation suit of Rs 10 crore against fellow filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.
After Bahl allegedly sexually harassed a woman crew member during the promotional tour of Bombay Velvet in 2015, the other three found it difficult to work with him and differences became irreconcilable. On October 8, Kashyap announced the dissolution of the company.
On October 9, Bahl sent defamation notices to Kashyap and Motwane, in which he had slammed Kashyap’s and Motwane’s statements. Bahl had claimed that it was ” a result of professional jealousy”.
On not receiving any replies from the two, Bahl had filed a case, which was heard by Justice S J Kathawalla for almost 3 hours in Bombay High court. The suit alleged that Kashyap and Motwane made “defamatory, slanderous and baseless allegations” against him, due to which his reputation has suffered irreversible damage.
The court has directed all parties, Bahl, Kashyap, Motwane and the survivor to appear in court on October 19.