BOLLYWOOD: Filmfare award winner, Gangs of Wasseypur director, Anurag Kashyap has been accused of sexual harassment.
Alleged in an interview and subsequently shared via social media, Payal Ghosh spoke about the director’s unwanted advances during the shooting of Bombay Velvet,.
@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! https://t.co/1q6BYsZpyx
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 19, 2020
“Anurag Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly,” the Telegu actor posted.
Tagging the Prime Minister, she also urged him to “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!”
Denying the accusations, the Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker called any such claims baseless.
“I have never indulged in such behaviour nor do I tolerate such acts,” he said, adding that he had respected all women, be it in his private or public interactions.
Following, an official statement from his legal team was also released on his behalf claiming that Kashyap was “deeply pained” by the false allegations of sexual misconduct put forth against him.
“These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest.”
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 20, 2020