Arjun Kapoor on Phantom Films: When you take power and opposite sex for granted, you are going to fall

While actor Arjun Kapoor is busy promoting Vipul Shah's Namaste England, the actor spoke about the dissolution of Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane's Phantom Films saying that Phantom will always be an example for all those people who feel they can get away with anything.
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The past few weeks have been hard for the Indian film industry, for many prominent personalities have been accused of sexual misconduct and while some stars have extended their solidarity to the victims, others have chosen to remain quiet. After Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy, a lot of other women have mustered up the courage to come out in the open and talk about their #MeToo stories, and joining Tanushree in her battle against sexual harassment was Vinta Nanda and an ex-employee of Phantom Films. While TV producer Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath of sexual misconduct, a former employee of Phantoms called out Vikas Bahl for sexual assault.

Amid all the controversy, Arjun Kapoor, who is busy promoting Vipul Shah’s Namaste England, shared his views on the misuse of power in the industry. Arjun, in an interview to Zoom said, “When you take the power for granted, when you take this profession for granted, when you take the opposite sex for granted, you feel they will be suppressed and they will keep quiet – I think Phantom will always be an example for all those people who feel they can get away because you can't get away.”

Although the actor hasn’t worked with Phantoms Films in his career but Arjun feels that there is a reason behind the company’s dissolution and that it is very important to create an environment to protect people who you are working with. “How can a company not have an HR is beyond comprehension when you are making films of worth hundreds of crores is shocking,” adding, “I have not worked with Phantom, I have my own reasons I haven't worked with them in the past which are not relevant anymore because the company doesn't exist. I think somewhere the company doesn't exist anymore is because this has been going on behind the scenes for so long.” 

For all those who don’t know, Phantom Films was co-headed by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. After director Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee of Phantom Films, his partners, having received the wrath of many for not doing anything to provide justice to the victim, dissolved their seven-year partnership.

On the work front, Arjun Kapoor is busy with the promotions of Namaste England, sequel to Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif’s film Namaste London. Starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor, the film is slated to hit the theatres on October 19, 2018.       

  

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Arjun should act more maturely and not take potshots at Phantom at this point, due to personal reasons. They really had one bad apple in Vikas Bahl.

This is really not cool, Arjun Kapoor is taking out his hate when they are down. Just coz he never got a chance with them.

They fall they rise
They will go on to make greater movies.
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They fall they rise
They will go on to make greater movies.
Because they are legends.

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