Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter at Andheri. Express photo by Vasant Prabhu, 27-12-2014, Mumbai.
#MeToo movement: Actress Payal Ghosh files FIR against Manmarziyaan director Anurag Kashyap
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi star Payal Ghosh has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of forcing himself on her. Ghosh took to her official Twitter account to share her feelings with her followers. In the tweet that says, Anurag Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly. In her tweet, she insisted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take an action and let the country see the demon behind these creative guys.
Soon after filing the case, Payal’s lawyer Nitin Satpute tweeted that finally FIR has been lodged against accused for the offence rape, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement and outraging modesty of woman.
Manmarziyaan actress Taapsee Pannu shared a post with Anurag Kashyap stating “For you, my friend , are the biggest feminist I know. See you on the sets soon of yet another piece of art that shows how powerful and significant women are in the world you create.”
For you, my friend , are the biggest feminist I know.
See you on the sets soon of yet another piece of art that shows how powerful and significant women are in the world you create 🙂 🤗 https://t.co/M9AgMDHTPH
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) September 20, 2020
While denying all the allegations, Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer released a statement that says, my client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious, and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination. Fictitious allegations of this nature seriously undermine the movement and seek to unconscionably trade upon the pain and trauma of actual victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has been fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent.