‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl has reportedly been ousted from Phantom Film Productions after a woman employee accused him of sexual harassment. 

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According to a report filed by Mumbai Mirror,  the woman, who accused the filmmaker of molestation during a Goa trip, approached the stakeholders at the production house. 

Following a complaint to Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena who are partners at Phantom, the report says that the matter was escalated to Reliance Entertainment which has 50% shareholding in the production house. Thereafter, a committee under Vishakha guidelines was set up by the company to investigate the matter. 

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The report has also quoted one of the stakeholders as saying that Bahl was formally asked to step down from his position on March 28 after the investigations began. 

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Denying these allegations, Vikas has been quoted as saying that he’s being victimized and that he would like to confront the girl who’s been a friend of his from the past two-and-half-years and doesn’t even work in their company.

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The 45-year-old filmmaker has also rubbished the reports of him being asked to quit the company.