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Impossible to work with any person guilty of such grave misconduct: Hrithik Roshan on Vikas Bahl

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

"Super 30" star has broken his silence on allegations of against the film's Vikas Bahl, saying it is "impossible" for him to work with any person "guilty of such grave misconduct".

In a guarded statement, Roshan said he has been away and has "sporadic information" about the case but has asked the producers of the film to take stock of the situation.

"It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct. I am away and have access to only sporadic information. I have requested the producers of 'Super 30' to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh stand if need be.

"This is not to be hushed or brushed under the carpet. All proven offenders must be punished and all exploited people must be empowered and given strength to speak up," Roshan said in the statement shared on

Bahl, a part of alongside Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, has been accused of by a former employee of the company, which was dissolved ahead of a HuffPost article that detailed the victim's account and how the production house failed to take action.

Both and Motwane have since distanced themselves from in separate statements.

said his told him there was nothing he could do to fire from the company.

"I did everything I could, within what I was told by my partner and his lawyers... His word and his team's word on any matter used to be the final word for us.

"According to legal advice provided to me then, I was told that we had very limited options. Now in hindsight and after taking stock of things myself, I can quite see how I was ill-advised," had said.

Motwane, in his statement, said he was unaware of the incident until March 2017.

"I'm truly sorry about what happened to the girl. is a sexual offender. He's preyed on a young woman, abused her trust, ruined her life. The scars are going to stay and that just isn't right.

"The only thing I can offer now is an apology. And the only thing I can say is that this will never happen again on my watch," he wrote.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 17:30 IST
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