During all the drug and murder mystery chaos in the Bollywood industry, another news flash shocks the people. #MeToo on Anurag Kashyap by Payal Ghosh has put everyone in another dilemma. Actress is making headlines after she accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually molesting her at his house in the past.
On Saturday, Payal had accused Anurag of sexual harassment. Speaking to ANI, she said, “Five years ago I met Anurag Kashyap regarding work. He called me to his house. When I went there, he took me to a separate room and tried to sexually assault me. He forced himself on me. I request the authorities to kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. I am seeking action against him”.
Post the allegations, the Chocked director responded on Twitter in which he denied the allegations, claiming that they were ‘baseless’. “I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price,” he said. On Monday night, Payal and her lawyer Nitin Satpute were spotted at the Oshiwara Police station, where the actress was to file her FIR. However, due to the absence of a female officer, the FIR was not lodged.
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Taapsee Pannu, Kalki Koechlin, and several others stood in support of Anurag Kashyap, Huma Qureshi also issued an official statement today. Payal had named Huma in her video wherein she had accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. “Anurag and I last worked together in 2012-13 and he is a dear friend and an extremely talented director. In my personal experience and to my knowledge he has neither misbehaved with me or anyone else. However, anyone who claims to be abused must report it to the authorities, the police and the judiciary,” Huma had clarified.
Anurag’s first wife Aarti Bajaj and second wife Kalki Koechlin also join in to support Anurag. Aarti said these are the “cheapest stunts” she has seen till now. On the other hand, Kalki wrote “Don’t let this social media circus get to you, you have fought for the freedom of women in your scripts, you’ve defended their integrity in your professional space as well as in your personal life”.
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