Vikas Bahl issues legal notice to Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane

IFTDA has sent a show-cause notice to filmmaker Vikas Bahl on sexual allegations against him

Producer-director Vikas Bahl, accused of sexual assault and harassment, has sent legal notices to filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane for making "defamatory allegations" against him.

The legal notice also mentions that Motwane is said to have initially believed there was no sexual harassment and showed his conversation with the alleged victim to Bahl.

The notice, issued through Advocate Shamsher Garud of Jayakar and Partners, alleges that Kashyap bribed another employee of the production house to make similar allegations against Bahl. Anurag Kashyap has acknowledged he "named and shamed" Mr Bahl in film circles.

In the light of the current events, I have chose to step back from my duties as a board member from MAMI until the shadow of doubt of our alleged complicitness in silence and not doing anything about it, is cleared. Can't explain further to people who don't understand due process, legalities.

In an exclusive chat with Zee News, Kangana said, " Whatever is happening with Vikas Bahl is absolutely correct. I use to feel I have come a long way from growing up in a smalltown &today I feel like somehow I am still there. However, the piece was also critical of Mr Kashyap's way of handling the matter, including the delay in calling Vikas Bahl out.

Melania On #MeToo: We Should Support Men, ‘Not Just Women’
The interview came in the wake of the controversial hearings in which Justice Brett Kavanaugh defended himself from allegations of sexual assault in the early 1980s.

Project xCloud: Microsoft revealed the future of gaming
The games will be hosted on the cloud servers and then streamed to PCs, consoles and mobile device which makes it possible. It had some glitches but some of the big gaming companies had been working on it to make streaming games possible.

Apple Watch Daylight Savings bug causes crashes in Series 4 models
The Watch costs $399 and comes with top features like ability to take ECG, fall detection, improved speaker, watch OS 5 and more. According to 9To5Mac report, the issue is happening because the watch face is active with the Activity complication.

In the notices, Bahl has asked for an "unconditional apology" and to withdraw "contradictory" statements made by Kashyap and Motwane on social media.

Kangana also revealed that she lost out on a few projects after she chose to help the girl who accused Bahl.

Unfortunately, the film industry knew of their actions but chose to remain silent and with it every victim was silenced.

The filmmaker, however, said he has begun to question himself about interactions he has had with women.

Bollywood celebrities Alok Nath, Nana Patekar and Vikas Bahl will face a boycott from more than five lakh members of the Federation of Western Cine India Employees (FWCIE) if they don't respond to the film body's show-cause notice within 10 days of their release, the organisation today said. The other film is Chintu Ka Birthday, produced by AIB, which has been deeply implicated in #MeToo allegations. AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat, who acknowledged that he knew of Utsav's alleged misconduct and did nothing, has "stepped away" from the collective.

Related News:

  • Sears hires advisers for bankruptcy filing

    Sears hires advisers for bankruptcy filing

    While much of his focus revolved around Sears's online presence, upkeep on physical stores has diminished. Where we were: Sears's struggles are nothing new, and have been an overhang for some real estate owners.
    Climate report understates threat

    Climate report understates threat

    The impacts of 1.5°C of warming and the possible development pathways by which the world could get there are its main focus. For instance, the Arctic is already experiencing warming that is many times higher than the global average.
    Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon

    Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon

    Google is adding multi-room audio support, effectively bridging the gap between the Chromecast and the Chromecast Audio. The updated Google Chromecast missed out on stage time at Google's event, but is worthy of attention all the same.
  • Google announces its first tablet in three years, the Pixel Slate

    Google announces its first tablet in three years, the Pixel Slate

    The Pixel 3 and its big brother also have a dedicated security chip - the Titan M, which keeps the OS and your passwords secure. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL obviously both ship with the latest and greatest version of Android, which is Android 9.0 Pie.

    XXXTentacion's Mom Accepts Post-Humous Award at 2018 AMAs

    Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute. The singer racked up wins for favourite pop/rock album for " reputation ", tour of the year , and artist of the year .
    International Monetary Fund  gives credit for reforms under Modi, projects India as fastest growing

    International Monetary Fund gives credit for reforms under Modi, projects India as fastest growing

    The S&P 500 index edged 0.1 percent lower to 2,884.43, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.2 percent to 26,486.78. The Trump administration has penalized almost half of all imports from China and has threatened more for the other half.
  • Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

    Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

    Emissions will need to fall 45 per cent from 2010 levels - or 58 per cent from current levels - by 2030, the IPCC said . Australian Conservation Foundation chief executive Kelly O'Shanassy called on the government to change tactics.
    Evacuations as Florida braces for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

    Evacuations as Florida braces for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

    But forecasters said its winds and outer rainbands would begin to start lashing the coast hours ahead of the eye. Traffic slowed to a crawl on a coastal highway in Panama City Beach as many people tried to heed Florida Gov.
    Japan now has the world's most powerful passport

    Japan now has the world's most powerful passport

    As a result, while SA is ranked at 52, there are actually 95 countries with stronger-rated passports on the index. The Henley Passport Index measures how many countries each passport allows its holders to access visa-free.
  • McConnell says challenging Trump in 2020 'a waste of time'

    McConnell says challenging Trump in 2020 'a waste of time'

    Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. And on Monday evening he was the guest of honour at a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.
    Pet Sematary Trailer: What’s Dead Should Stay Dead

    Pet Sematary Trailer: What’s Dead Should Stay Dead

    Check out the trailer below and get ready because very soon we'll have a full report from the set of the Stephen King adaptation. Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz play Louis and Rachel Creed, the mom and dad of a young family that's new to this country road.
    China shares tumble despite central bank's move to aid economy

    China shares tumble despite central bank's move to aid economy

    But the RRR cut did little to calm nerves when stock markets in Greater China stumbled at the start of the week's trading. However, the move has already faced heavy criticism from a number of analysts.


Most liked

Prince William Makes a Corny Dad Joke at Kate Middleton's Expense
Last month Prince William opened up about the emotional toll of witnessing suffering during his time as an air ambulance pilot. Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out in London on Tuesday to attend the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit .

American Music Awards - All The Performances: Watch Here!
"I'd never come up with a title before", Taylor said while accepting Favorite Album - Pop/Rock for reputation . Mariah Carey sang her new song "With You" dressed in a form-fitting pink gown and surrounded by male dancers.

Vitamin D supplements are declared useless
Supplements are advised in particular for those with bone conditions such as osteoporosis , which typically affects older people. Vitamin D supplementation was shown to have no effect on total fracture, hip fracture or falls.

Classic Zelda on Nintendo Switch Online gets easier with special save data
They also begin the game with all equipment, including the White Sword, the Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and the Power Bracelet. It features Mario, Luigi, and other familiar characters.

How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues
According to the global agency, 10 to 20 per cent of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from mental disorders. For more information or professional help, visit their website .

Dubai Test: Finch, Khawaja dominate Pakistan with half centuries
That was enough for Langer to confirm one-day specialist Finch and South Australia skipper Head would play their first tests . Hafeez registered a century as he and his opening partner Imam-ul Haq (76) shared a 201-run partnership for the first wicket.

Five killed in torrential rainstorms in Majorca
Other victims were found in Arta and the coastal town of S'illot, where the overflowed creek reaches the sea. Antonia Bauza, the deputy mayor of Sant Llorenc, confirmed two of the victims were British nationals.

Scientist: Tuesday, October 8, meteor shower Draconid will be the most active
According to EarthSky.org, the Draconid meteors burst out into the skies near the Draco stars of Eltanin and Rastaban. The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours when the skies are darkening enough to pick out individual meteors.

DUP 'could vote against the Budget' over Brexit deal
Earlier in the day, she told BBC Radio Ulster that it is "eminently possible" to reach a Brexit deal that "works for everyone" with weeks.

Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature
Google says the Pixel Visual Core chipset that handles imaging is back but we are not sure if this is the same or an upgraded one. The new large-sized displays and other features of the smartphones are definitely the aspects that will draw maximum attention.

Baddeleys Narrow Miss At Safeway Open
Kevin Tway hit three consecutive birdies in the play-off to seal his first PGA Tour title at the Safeway Open in California.

PSN Name Changes Are Finally Coming
If this is an issue, you can revert back to the original name for free at any time (but just once during the preview program). All PSN users will be able to change their name once for free, though each subsequent change will cost money.

Top US cardinal "welcomed" pope's steps to address sex abuse
McCarrick escaped being sanctioned because "at that time, unlike today, there was not sufficient proof of his alleged guilt". Since then, another man has come forward saying McCarrick molested him when he was a young teen.

USA intercepted Saudi plans to capture missing journalist, report says
He has been critical of some policies of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded Saudi Arabia explain what happened to Khashoggi, whom he called a "friend".

DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him
He will presumably still work with Warner Bros. on the sequel to Ben Affleck's The Accountant if that gets off the ground. Bautista has been a very vocal defender of Gunn since his removal from Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3.