Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has deleted his Twitter account after facing backlash over his tweets against “Queen” director Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment.
Last year, a woman employee at Phantom Films, which had Bahl as one of the partners along side Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had accused Bahl of harassing her during a trip to Goa.
After the woman shared details about the incident with Huffington Post India, filmmaker Hansal Mehta lashed out at Bahl over alleged sexual misconduct.
Condemning Bahl’s behaviour, Hansal said, “Will anybody do anything about this bloody creep or will the industry protect him like it always does? Wish I could do more than just speak out. As a father of two girls, I fear them having to deal with such predators just because nobody took any action against Bahl — on the contrary a major star has acted in his new film. Who is empowered here? The victim or the creep?”
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Hansal, who decided to take a stand against these unlawful practices within the industry, was trolled himself.
Hansal tried to make the users understand his point, but decided to delete his account when he failed.
“I’m done with Twitter. A platform that has ambiguous guidelines about hatred, negativity and abuse is no platform … or debate or discussion — forget social change. Goodbye,” Hansal posted before deleting his account.