Vikas Bahl harassment row: Anurag Kashyap steps down as MAMI board member

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After the dissolution of Phantom Films which he co-founded with Madhu Mantena, Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has now stepped down as the board member of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). His decision came in wake of the recent charges against his former partner Vikas, who was accused of sexual harassment by a former woman employee during the promotional tour of Bombay Velvet in 2015.

Anurag revealed his decision on Twitter by stating that he will stick by it until the doubt of him being an alleged accomplice in Vikas' harassment case is not cleared.

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He further refuted claims of staying silent on the allegations pertaining to Vikas and pointed that he named and shamed the Queen director in the needed time.

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RECOMMENDED READ: Vikas Bahl sends legal notices to Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane for defaming him

Claiming that the current situation is for everyone to introspect, Anurag felt sorry and apologized for being a man.

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Earlier too, in his official statement, Anurag had mentioned that he was misguided by those in-charge of the legal department and it was him who was responsible for bringing out Vikas’ name publicly by speaking with a leading daily on an anonymous basis.

https://twitter.com/anuragkashyap72/status/1048860377910579205

Meanwhile, Meanwhile, Vikas Bahl has sent legal notices to both Anurag and Vikramaditya Motwane for "orchestrating the whole campaign against him and making him look like the person responsible for the production house’s fall." He also threatened to file a defamation case against them if the two do not withdraw their "messages [on social media] and tender an unconditional apology to Bahl."

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