Mumbai: Vehemently denying actor Payal Ghosh’s allegations of rape in opposition to him, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Friday described them as false and reckless and mentioned he was overseas throughout the interval she has talked about in her FIR.
An announcement issued by his lawyer a day after he was questioned within the case mentioned Kashyap offered documentary proof to the police to determine the truth that he was in Sri Lanka taking pictures for a movie in August 2013.
Versova police registered a First Info Report (FIR) in opposition to Kashyap on September 22 after Ghosh alleged that he had raped her in August 2013.
“Mr Kashyap has denied all wrongdoing in the matter and has provided his statement to the police. The material provided by Mr Kashyap, in support of his statement, demonstrates that the complaint of Ms Ghosh is an outright lie,” mentioned the assertion by his lawyer Priyanka Khimani.
Kashyap, who was questioned by Mumbai Police for eight hours on Thursday, has mentioned he’ll vigorously pursue authorized treatments.
Kashyap has offered documentary proof of the truth that all through August, 2013 he was away in Sri Lanka in reference to the taking pictures of one in every of his movies. Mr. Kashyap has categorically denied that any such alleged incident ever happened and has additionally denied all allegations levelled in opposition to him, Khimani mentioned within the assertion.
She mentioned the filmmaker believes the falsity of the grievance has been uncovered by the ever-shifting variations of occasions shared by Ghosh.
Khimani mentioned the filmmaker is distressed with the false and reckless allegations made in opposition to him which have brought on ache to him, his household and his followers.
Kashyap vehemently denies any such incident, as has been alleged, and has searched for extreme motion in opposition to Ms. Ghosh for misusing the prison justice system and for hijacking the Me Too Motion for her ulterior motives. Kashyap is assured that justice will prevail, the assertion learn.
Final month, Ghosh took to Twitter to assert that Kashyap was sexually inappropriate in direction of her, an allegation the director had dismissed as baseless.
Police has invoked IPC sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault on girl with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) in opposition to the Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker.
Earlier this week, Ghosh and Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale had met Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari to hunt motion in opposition to Kashyap.