#MeToo Movement: Vikas Bahl’s ex-wife Richa Dubey comes out in his defence, slams Kangana Ranaut for allegations against the director

A week after ‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl was accused of allegedly sexually harassing a former employee, his ex-wife, Richa Dubey has finally spoken up. Post the many allegations made against the director by former colleagues, including Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Kashyap, Arjun Kapoor and others, his name was taken off Kabir Khan’s ‘83’, a sports flick starring Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan also came forward to motion the producers of ‘Super 30’ to take the necessary actions “if need be”.

However, now, Bahl’s ex-wife has come out strongly against Kangna Ranaut for her claims of misconduct against the director citing that the actress was “misusing” the ‘Me Too’ movement for some kind of vendetta. Posting a two-page document on social media, Dubey picked out 9 “loopholes” in Kangana’s story apart from also questioning what authenticity she had over Vikas’ claims.

In her note, she even asked the ‘Queen’ actress if she had such a big problem with her ex-husband’s behaviour, “why would you dance with a dirty man like this” she questioned while revealing that the two performed at Masaba Gupta’s wedding in November 2015. She also claimed that messages between the two were “extremely friendly till now.”

After Hansal Mehta, Kangana Ranaut opens up on the Vikas Bahl controversy

Kangana Ranaut has alleged that “Queen” director Vikas Bahl made her feel uncomfortable on several occasions, after a woman reiterated her charges of molestation against the filmmaker. “Every time we met, socially greeted and hugged each other, he’d bury his face in my neck, hold me really tight and breathe in the smell of my hair,” Ranaut said.

Picking up on her “trophy wives” statement, she asked Kangana “Who are you to call anyone… trophy wives… they are hardworking career women…”

Saying that she didn’t have any intention to battle it out with the ‘Manikarnika’ actress, she ended her note pleading with the media to “give the man (Vikas) a chance to prove himself”.

Read her entire note below:

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