The Mumbai Police has issued summons to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in connection with a rape case registered against him by actor Payal Ghosh in Versova police station. Anurag Kashyap has been asked to remain present in Versova police station on Friday.
While Anurag Kashyap has termed the allegations as “baseless”, Payal Ghosh on Tuesday met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari seeking the filmmaker’s arrest and Y-plus security for herself.
Anurag Kashyap’s refutes allegations
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had on September 20 refuted the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh as “baseless”. Anurag Kashyap took to Twitter to counter the allegations levelled by Payal Ghosh. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Kashyap had said the allegations were nothing but an attempt to silence him.
Anurag Kashyap tweeted: “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.”
Refuting the claims, Kashyap said the video is a testimony of “how much truth and false” there is.
“While placing allegations against me you dragged my artistes and Bachchan family… Madam, I have been married twice, if that’s a crime then I admit to it. I also admit that I have loved a lot, whether it’s my first wife or second.”
“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 had said.
Payal Ghosh’s allegations
The 30-year-old actor on September 19 levelled sexual harassment charges against Anurag Kashyap. In a tweet, she tagged the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director while levelling the allegations. She also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking action against the filmmaker.
She tweeted: “@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. Pls help!”
In a video released to ABN Telugu, Ghosh claimed that the incident happened in 2014-2015.
The actor, who made her Hindi debut with Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal starrer “Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi”, also claimed that Kashyap boasted about his connection with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and claimed that there were other female artistes who he got intimate with.
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