Anurag Kashyap's former 'friend' Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at Phantom films over Vikas Bahl molestation row

Before starting Phantom films with Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena, Anurag Kashyap worked with Ram Gopal Varma

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films got embroiled in a controversy after one of the co-founders Vikas Bahl was accused of molestation. Vikas Bahl, allegedly molested a woman in Goa. Diving into this ongoing controversy, Anurag Kashyap’s former mentor Ram Gopal Varma took potshots at him from his Twitter handle. In his initial days, Anurag worked with RGV and was also the scriptwriter for Satya.

However, after a fallout with RGV, Anurag went on to establish his own organisation called Phantom Films along with Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl. Reports have it that after the molestation charges have been levelled on Vikas Bahl, the company is heading towards a split.

Not being the one to not have an opinion on matters, RGV put out cryptic tweets in which he played with the names of Anurag’s firm and his own ‘Company’. One of RGV’s tweet read, “A PHANTOM is meant to disappear by its very nature whereas a COMPANY will exist forever”, while the other one read, “The truth of a Ghost like PHANTOM is it can never be a COMPANY becos it just flies and doesn’t care a fuck about the ground”.

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RGV referred to Phantom has an illusion and someone having malicious intents. Here are RGV’s tweets:


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Landing into headlines from his Twitter timeline is not something which is new to RGV’s stature. On Women’s Day, he sparked a new controversy when he wrote that all women should keep men happy like Sunny Leone. Post this a FIR was lodged against the director for insulting women. He had rendered an apology back then but had said would not bow down to bullies. RGV controversy spelled trouble for his upcoming film Sarkaar 3 as well since a crowd vandalised the sets.

Now, we will have to see how Anurag Kashyap replies to these tweets of RGV.

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