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Hansal Mehta trolled for condemning Vikas Bahl, quits Twitter

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who recently shared a tweet condemning Vikas Bahl’s inappropriate behaviour, deleted his Twitter account after facing a backlash.

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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who recently shared a tweet condemning Vikas Bahl’s inappropriate behaviour, deleted his Twitter account after facing a backlash. The Omerta director was trolled over his tweets against Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment.

On 7 October, Mehta took to Twitter and expressed his views on the issue.

“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?” he wrote.

That “major star” remark did not go down too well with some, who assumed that the director was referring to Hrithik Roshan. The actor is currently working with Bahl on Super 30.

Many trolled Mehta over the reference. The director tried to make the commentators 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.

Here are the other celebs who  condemned Bahl’s behaviour:

Last year, a woman employee at Phantom Films, which had Bahl as one of the partners alongside Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, had accused Bahl of harassing her during a trip to Goa. Phantom Films was dissolved on Saturday after a seven-year run.