Arjun Kapoor has not been linked to Phantom Films professionally throughout his career but the actor recently spoke about the company’s dissolution.
Phantom dissolved after Vikas Bahl’s sexual harassment allegations caused a sever split between him and the others Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane. Kapoor stated, according to Times Now, “How can a company not have an HR is beyond comprehension when you are making films of worth hundreds of crores is shocking. I think they are all educated people in the company – me being an 11th fail knows how important an HR is when you set up a company and you have people working in it”.
He continued, “They haven’t created an environment where they created a thought that you need to protect people who you are working with. They, in fact, created an environment where they were taking advantage of their power. And anybody who does that is going to fall”.
No doubt his conclusive statement will resonate with many of the #MeToo stories coming out recently, “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”.
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