Actress Payal Ghosh has tweeted that the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director was sexually inappropriate in the direction of her, a declare he referred to as baseless.
Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has been accused by actor Payal Ghosh of sexual harassment, on Sunday mentioned the declare is “baseless” and located assist in his trade buddies, with Hansal Mehta, Taapse Pannu, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in addition to former spouse, movie editor Aarti Bajaj crediting him for creating protected work area for girls.
On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter and wrote that the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director was sexually inappropriate in the direction of her, a declare he has dismissed.
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.
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.
Dismissing the allegations, Kashyap referred to as Ghosh’s declare an try to “silence” him.
An outspoken critic of the union authorities and a member of the Indian movie trade who’s vocal in regards to the vilification of Bollywood by celebrities and trolls on-line, the director mentioned it had taken some individuals “such a long time” to “shut me up”.
“(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, 48, tweeted.
“Any lover or all those female actors with whom I’ve worked or the team of all those girls and women that have been working with me or all those women I’ve met in private or in public. I neither behaved like this nor do I tolerate such a behaviour at any cost. Rest we will see what happens,” he added.
Whereas Ghosh discovered assist in Nationwide Fee for Girls, with its chairperson Rekha Sharma assuring the actor that the NCW will take cognisance of the case, a number of movie personalities together with Sayani Gupta, Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anubhav Sinha urged that the #MeToo motion should not be abused for vendetta.
Calling Ghosh’s allegation the “cheapest” stunt, Kashyap’s first spouse, Bajaj mentioned the filmmaker was any person who makes certain to create a protected work atmosphere for his feminine co-workers.
“There is no integrity left and the world is full of losers and no-brains baying for blood of anyone who has a voice. If everybody spends that energy which they use in hating others constructively this world will be a better place,” she added.
“Worst of humankind seen in the last few months: 1. Appropriating someone’s death for personal vendetta. 2. Appropriating one of the most important movements for political vendetta MeToo #StandwithAnuragKashyap,” wrote Gupta.
A minimum of “spare an important movement like #MeToo”, appealed Ayyub.
In a fastidiously worded, prolonged thread, Mehta questioned whether or not the allegation towards Kashyap was simply one other “witch hunt”, including he was “troubled and full of questions”.
“This taking place at a time when Anurag typically towards recommendation has been outspoken and offered a contrarian view on issues taking place round us. Is he making some individuals uncomfortable? There are such a lot of questions and they don’t seem to be essentially in regards to the allegations levelled towards AK.
“Is this a witch-hunt yet again? Are they trying to shut up an artist with a dissenting opinion? Where are we headed? And then after hearing the accusation – can this even be Anurag? It is definitely not the Anurag I know,” the director wrote.
Mehta mentioned lies will do a “huge disservice” to ladies who’re often subjected to sexual harassment and abuse, including #MeToo motion should “not become a target of abuse for somebody’s selfish gains”.
“The #metoo movement is way too important. Let every victim out there always be heard and justice be done,” he mentioned.
Pannu, who collaborated with Kashyap on the 2018 romantic-drama “Manmarziyaan”, posted on Instagram that the filmmaker was “the biggest feminist” she knew.
“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,” she wrote.
Sinha mentioned the existence of the #MeToo motion is to amplify voices of harassed ladies and shouldn’t be misused.
“It is the joint responsibility of women and men both to carefully protect the sanctity of #Metooindia. It is a very very very important movement that should not be misused for any other reason but the dignity of women,” he tweeted.
Chawla, who labored with the filmmaker on his two-part Netflix collection “Sacred Games”, mentioned the allegation towards the director reeked of “opportunism”.
Chopra, who featured alongside Kashyap and Chawla within the brief movie “Chhuri”, mentioned the director was one of many largest supporters of expertise, be it males or ladies.
“To know my friend @anuragkashyap72 is to know generosity, honesty and decency at its core .. even a cursory look at his work reveals his worldview on women .. don’t know a bigger supporter of talent, men or women,” she tweeted.