MUMBAI— Actor Rajkummar Rao, who worked with Bollywood director Vikas Bahl on the movie Queen, has spoken out after HuffPost India published a detailed account of a survivor who said Bahl assaulted her in 2015.
Rao's comments added to a chorus of voices including his Queen co-star Kangana Ranaut, Hrithik Roshan—who is working on Bahl's next movie Super 30—and other members of the Bollywood fraternity such as Sonam Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and Nandita Das.
"It's very shocking and sad. What happened was very unfortunate. I strongly condemn whatever is going on. What is wrong is wrong," Rao told HuffPost India. "We as an industry should come together to protect everyone, be it men or women, against any kind of harassment, and I hope and pray that God will give strength to that girl to come out of it even stronger."
"We have to address the safety of women and that is of utmost importance right now, I would love to work only with people with ethics and the right moral conduct," Rao said, making it clear where he stands on working with Bahl in the future.
Sajid Nadiadwala, who is producing Bahl's movie Super 30, is yet to comment.