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Anurag Kashyap steps down from MAMI

MUMBAI: After dissolving Phantom Films, Anurag Kashyap has now stepped down as a board member of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). On Wednesday, the Manmarziyaan director, over a series of tweets, shared a letter where he announced giving up his duties on the film festival board.

Kashyap, who has been accused of shielding director Vikas Bhal in an alleged sexual harassment case, said he will come back only after clearing his name. Four days ago, Mr. Kashyap and filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who is also a board member of MAMI, had dissolved their production house, Phantom Films amid #MeToo movement in India.

After this announcement, the filmmaker also posted several tweets in light of recent events. “In the light of the current events, I have decided to step back from my duties as a board member from MAMI until the shadow of doubt of our alleged complicitness in silence and not doing anything about it, is cleared Kashyap tweeted. 

Vikas has been accused of sexually molesting an ex-employee of his production house, Phantom Films, in 2015.

This article was first published on http://www.wakeuppost.com.

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