#MeToo movement has shocked the nation again and again. This time, renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been accused of sexual misconduct. Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi fame actress Payal Ghosh tweeted, “Anurag Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly.” She tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and further added, “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. Pls help''.
Following her tweet, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma released a statement saying they will take up the matter with police. They asked Payal to send a detailed complaint to the Commission.
On the other hand, Anurag’s lawyer has issued a statement denying the allegations that claim these allegations are completely false, malicious, and dishonest.
Payal, in her statement, mentioned the names of Richa Chadha and Huma Qureshi among which Richa has initiated legal action against Payal for dragging her name in the defamatory matter.
Kashyap himself has shunned the entire allegation through a series of tweets.
“You took so long in your attempt to shut me up. Never mind. However, in the process of silencing me, you had no qualms in dragging other women, being a woman yourself. Have some dignity, madam. All I want to say is that all the claims are baseless,” he wrote in one of his tweets.
He further added, he never indulged in such behavior neither did he tolerate such acts. We will see what happens next. “Watching your video, it becomes evident how much truth there is to it, and how much of it is fake. All I want to extend is lots of good wishes and love. I apologize for replying to you in Hindi even as you speak in English," he wrote.
The Internet is divided regarding the allegation. Kangana Ranaut sided Payal while Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhaskar, and Aanurag’s ex-wife Kalki Koechlin showed their support for Anurag Kashyap on social media.