There were reports that the sexual harassment allegations against Vikas Bahl affected Phantom in more ways than one. The four pillars of the production house which is known to come up with relative and different cinema were Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mentena. But after Bahl got embroiled in the controversy, all of them decided to work separately but for Phantom. Speaking to Bombay Times, Kashyap revealed that his stand on the incident has undergone no changes. "Vikas works in the company, he is a partner and nothing against him has been proven. But mutually, we have decided that we will work separately, in separate premises. Vikas and I are not on talking terms; everything else is a rumour. We will continue making films together but I see no point in making him uncomfortable," informs the filmmaker.
Anurag also refuted rumours that he stopped visiting the Phantom office after Vikas Bahl's name was announced as the director of Hrithik Roshan's Super 30. "The subject of me working separately is all bull talk. I have worked from home for 25 years, even when we set up Phantom. Yes, Vikas and I don’t work on the same projects and we work from different premises," explains Kashyap.
Although he did reveal what made him visit office often - his alleged girlfriend Shubra Shetty. "I had started going to the office for a very silly reason. I had a massive crush on Shubhra Shetty and the office staff used her as a bait to get me to work. People don’t know anything and yet they talk like they know it all," reveals Anurag Kashyap.
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