Anurag Kashyap denies sexual misconduct allegations, to pursue authorized route


Mumbai, September 21 

Director Anurag Kashyap, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by actor Payal Ghosh, on Monday as soon as once more denied the allegations in opposition to him and mentioned he intends to pursue “remedies in law” to the “fullest extent”.

Issuing a press release by means of his lawyer, Kashyap additionally mentioned it was unhappy {that a} motion as vital because the #MeToo one had been co-opted by vested pursuits and lowered to a “mere tool for character assassination”.

On Saturday, Ghosh claimed on Twitter that the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director was sexually inappropriate along with her, an allegation he described as “baseless”. Kashyap, who has been backed by his former wives Arti Bajaj and Kalki Koechlin, additionally mentioned it was an try to silence him.

On Monday, the 48-year-old director spoke by means of his lawyer Priyanka Khimani.

“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…”                

Calling Ghosh’s allegations fictitious, Khimani added that they significantly undermine the #MeToo motion and search to unconscionably commerce upon the ache and trauma of precise 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,” the assertion added.

“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. I have been witness to it, in the personal and professional space you have always seen me as your equal, you have stood up for my integrity even after our divorce, and you have supported me when I felt unsafe in a work environment even before we got together,” she wrote in a protracted publish on Instagram.

The actor, who labored with Kashyap in a number of movies, together with “Dev D”, mentioned there was a spot of dignity past the digital blood tub.

“Hang on to that dignity, stay strong and keep doing the work you do. Love from an ex-wife,” she added.

Bajaj additionally shared a press release on Sunday to help the director.

“First spouse right here… You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering ladies as you do and the most secure place you create for all of them.

“…. Cheapest stunt I have seen till now. First it made me angry, then I laughed so hard as it cannot come more framed than this. I am sorry that you have to go through this. That’s the level of them. You stay high and keep using your voice. We love you,” Bajaj, a movie editor, wrote on Instagram.  —PTI 



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