Anurag Kashyap accused of sexual assault

The director has denied the allegations and has called the claims 'baseless'

Entertainment Desk September 20, 2020
Anurag shared Bombay Velvet was probably the biggest loss-making film in the history of cinema. PHOTO: FILE

Actor Payal Ghosh in a recent interview and a subsequent tweet accused Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap of sexually assaulting her reported Hindustan Times. " Anurag Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly. Prime Minister Modi, 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. Please help," Ghosh said in a tweet.

Kashyap subsequently denied all these claims in a series of tweets, deeming the accusation as "an attempt to silence him". "Kya baat hai, itna samay le liya mujhe chup karwane ki koshish mein. Chalo koi nahin. Mujhe chup karaate karaate itna jhoot bol gaye ki aurat hote hue doosri auraton ko bhi sang ghhaseet liya. Thodi toh maryada rakheye, madam. Bas yahi kahunga ki jo bhi aarop hain aap ke sab bebuniyaad hain (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),” the Gangs of Wasseypur director said.

He added, “Be it a beloved or the number of female actors and co-workers I have worked with in the past or for that matter all the women I have met in private or in public...” He also spoke about his two marriages and called all claims against him as baseless.

In his last tweet, he mentioned how this was only the beginning of attacks on him. He said he has received a number of phone calls, asking him not to respond.

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