Three days after it was reports of Phantom films being disbanded over the sexual assault allegations against co-owner Vikas Bahl, the actor’s super 30 actor, Hrithik Roshan has spoken saying it is “impossible” for him to work with any person “guilty of such grave misconduct”.
Hrithik wrote on Twitter, “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 only sporadic information. I have requested the producers of Super 30 to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh 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.”
According to a report published in Huffington Post, the woman recounted her ordeal on how Vikas entered her hotel room after a party in October 2015 and pretended to be drunk and then passed out. She alleged that Vikas forced himself on her but despite her refusal and when she protested against his wishes, he masturbated on her back and left the room.
The victim says she suffered through depression due to the incident and that Vikas would often threaten and bully her at work in the following years. Both Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane had apologized to the victim on social media, promising that such unruly behaviour will not happen ever again on their watch.
Super 30 is the last production of Phantom Films and is expected to release on January 25.