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Anurag Kashyap refutes allegations of Payal Ghosh

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Sunday refuted the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by actor Payal Ghosh as “baseless”. Payal Ghosh had on Saturday tweeted that Anurag has been involved in sexually inappropriate behaviour with her.

Anurag Kashyap took to Twitter to counter the allegations levelled by Payal Ghosh. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Kashyap said the allegations were nothing but an attempt to silence him. Notably, Anurag has been a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government and its policies. He has also criticised the ongoing attacks against Bollywood celebrities by actor Kangana Ranaut and trolls on social media.

Anurag Kashyap’s rebuttal

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 added.

Payal Ghosh’s allegations

The 30-year-old actor on Saturday 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.

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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.

NCW supports Payal Ghosh, Kangana Ranaut

The National Commission for Women (NCW) extended support to Payal Ghosh. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma responded to Payal Ghosh’s tweet and said NCW will look into it.

Sharma tweeted: “You may send me the detailed complaint at [email protected] and @NCWIndia will look into it. @iampayalghosh.”

The actor has also responded to Sharma’s tweet and said that she will send a detailed complaint to her.

Backing Payal, actor Kangana Ranaut called for Anurag Kashyap’s arrest on Twitter.

 

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