Mumbai, September 20
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday stated the sexual harassment allegations levelled towards him by actor Payal Ghosh are “baseless”.
@NCWIndia chief @sharmarekha releases a video assertion on @iampayalghosh accusations of sexual harassment towards filmmaker @anuragkashyap72. Says “We are with you and will take this up with the police.” pic.twitter.com/x8FXNreVDZ
— Aditi Tandon (@anshumalini3) September 20, 2020
On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter and wrote that the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director was sexually inappropriate in the direction of her.
The 30-year-old actor tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet, requesting him to take motion towards Kashyap.
“@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, 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 wrote.
In a video launched to ABN Telugu, Ghosh claimed that the incident occurred in 2014-2015.
@anuragkashyap72 has compelled himself on me and intensely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take motion and let the nation see the demon behind this inventive man. I’m conscious that it will possibly hurt me and my safety is in danger. Pls assist! https://t.co/1q6BYsZpyx
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 19, 2020
The actor, who made her Hindi debut with Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal starrer “Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi”, additionally claimed that Kashyap boasted about his reference to megastar Amitabh Bachchan and claimed that there have been different feminine artistes who he obtained intimate with.
In a collection of Twitter posts in Hindi, Kashyap dismissed the allegations, calling it an try to “silence” him.
The 48-year-old director has been vocal towards the criticism and vilification of Bollywood by celebrities and trolls.
“Such a long time was taken to shut me up, never mind. (But) while shutting me up, you lied so much that you dragged other women also in it. Please maintain some dignity madam. All I will say is that all your allegations are baseless,” Kashyap tweeted.
Refuting the claims, Kashyap stated the video is a sworn statement of “how much truth and false” there may be.
“While inserting allegations towards me you dragged my artistes and Bachchan household… Madam, I’ve been married twice, if that is a criminal offense then I admit to it. I additionally admit that I’ve beloved lots, whether or not it is my first spouse or second.
क्या बात है , इतना समय ले लिया मुझे चुप करवाने की कोशिश में । चलो कोई नहीं ।मुझे चुप कराते कराते इतना झूठ बोल गए की औरत होते हुए दूसरी औरतों को भी संग घसीट लिया। थोड़ी तो मर्यादा रखिए मैडम। बस यही कहूँगा की जो भी आरोप हैं आपके सब बेबुनियाद हैं ।१/४
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 19, 2020
“Any lover or all these feminine actors with whom I’ve labored or the staff of all these women and girls which were working with me or all these girls I’ve met in non-public or in public. I neither behaved like this nor do I tolerate such a behaviour at any price. Rest we are going to see what occurs,” he added.
Ghosh discovered help in National Commission for Women, with its chairperson Rekha Sharma assuring the actor that the NCW will take cognisance of the case.
“You may send me the detailed complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org and @NCWIndia will look into it. @iampayalghosh,” Sharma tweeted. –PTI