After an employee of Phantom Films accused Vikas Bahl of molestation, it was being said that all is not well between Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane and him, who are the part of movie production banner. But, now Vikram has cleared the air saying that they are still together. Ha also informed that none of the members are planning to make films outside Phantom. The production house has bankrolled many films in the past that turned out to be hits at the box office.
Asked about what's happening, Motwane told IANS here: "We're still together... That's what's happening."
Prodded further about it, Motwane asserted: "You're hearing it from the horse's mouth. The horse is telling you from the mouth that we are still together..."
He also turned down talks that any of the members are making films out of the Phantom Films banner -- whether it is Kashyap's Mukkebaaz with Aanand L Rai or Mantena's Ramayana film trilogy with other producers.
"Nobody is doing it outside Phantom," he said.
Motwane also said the four of them -- known for giving the Hindi film industry titles like Lootera, Queen, NH10, Masaan, Udta Punjab and Trapped -- are excited about a 10-film slate with Blumhouse Films.
"Jason Blum is one of the best independent producer who has 'Whiplash', 'Get Out', Split and tons of indie horror films (to his credit). We are very excited because we hope to change the face of horror films in the country.
Motwane was in the capital for The Word To Screen Publishers Bootcamp by Jio MAMI on Thursday.
He recently directed Rajkummar Rao starrer Trapped that received critical acclaim.
(With IANS Inputs)