Vikas Bahl is an Indian film producer,
screenwriter, and director, known for his work predominantly in Hindi
cinema. He produces films under Phantom Films, and was the former head
of UTV Spot Boy. He has won three National Film
Awards and one Filmfare Award.
He is best known for his 2014 movie Queen which won
him the Filmfare Award for Best Director alongside many more accolades. Bahl
started his career with advertising, working for several years in client
servicing, before joining UTV Spotboy. In 2011, he started Phantom Films,
along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu
Mantena. Over the years as a director he has worked with film directors like
Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Gupta and Vikramaditya Motwane.
Also in 2011, he co-directed Chillar Party and
won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay, along with Nitesh Tiwari
and Vijay Maurya. The film also garnered the National Film Award for Best
Children's Film In 2014 came his independent directorial venture, Queen starring Kangana
Ranaut, which received critical and popular acclaim.
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