Bahl’s for­mer wife slams ‘gutsy, fear­less’ Kan­gana

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VIKAS BAHL’S EX WIFE Richa Dubey came out in sup­port of the film­maker and slammed Kan­gana Ra­naut for say­ing that the Queen direc­tor used to ‘bury his face in her neck’ and ‘hold her re­ally tight’. Dubey took to Twit­ter on Fri­day and ques­tioned Kan­gana, who has worked with Bahl in Queen, on why she con­tin­ued to have a good friend­ship with the film­maker de­spite his in­ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions.

She shared a post which read: “This is go­ing be­yond boundaries and tol­er­ance level now this is not a #Metoo but a meme. I want to ask all the women if a man makes you un­com­fort­able and touches you in­ap­pro­pri­ately would you have a good friend­ship with that man?”

Dubey added that “would you not cut ties with that man and make your in­ter­ac­tion min­i­mum with that per­son? Or would you still gig­gle and go out win­ing and din­ing with that per­son or be­cause you want to work with that man be­cause he is good at his work.”

“You are will­ing to by­pass this? Es­pe­cially when you are strong, fear­less and a gutsy per­son... I don’t un­der­stand this at all.”

Dubey then men­tioned cer­tain “loop­holes” in the ac­tress’s story that in­cluded per­form­ing to­gether (Kan­gana and Vikas) an “item num­ber” at Madhu Man­tena and Masaba Gupta’s wed­ding in 2015 to shar­ing “ex­tremely friendly mes­sages” till date.

Bahl was ac­cused by a woman, who was a pre­vi­ous Phan­tom Films em­ployee, of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing her re­peat­edly af­ter the first in­ci­dent in 2015 in Goa.

Post that, Kan­gana had al­leged that Bahl used to ‘bury his face in her neck’ and ‘hold her re­ally tight’.

Dubey con­cluded by say­ing that she was not in­ter­ested in a me­dia bat­tle with Kan­gana and asked her to stop.

Phan­tom Films, which Bahl was a part of with busi­ness part­ners Anurag Kashyap, Vikra­ma­ditya Mot­wane and Madhu Man­tena, has been dis­solved.

If a man touches you in­ap­pro­pri­ately would you have a good friend­ship with that man?” Richa Dubey

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