Actress Payal Ghoh has lodged a written complaint against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for the offences including rape, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement and outraging modesty of woman under sections 376, 354, 341, 342 of IPC.
A few days ago, she had opened up and alleged that Anurag tried to molest her a few years ago. She even took to Twitter and tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet. She wrote, “@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!”
Payal Ghosh Files An FIR:
Payal visited Oshiwara Police station in Mumbai yesterday to file an FIR. However, Anurag has been constantly denying the allegations made by Payal against him.
Calling it ‘baseless’, he wrote on Twitter, “Wow, it took so long to try to silence me. You lied so much in this effort and also dragged other women despite you being a woman. Have some dignity madam! I will just say that all your allegations are baseless.”
He further added, “In the process of accusing me, you also dragged the Bachchan family and my artists, but you failed. I married twice. If it is a crime, then I accept it. I also admit that I have loved a lot whether it was my first wife, my second wife, or any lover, or any other woman I have worked with.””I will never behave this way nor will tolerate such manners. will see what happens. Pray and love to you. Apologies for answering your English in my Hindi.”
Anurag’s ex-wives Kalki Koechlin and Aarti Bajaj have come out in his support. Even several female artists, who have worked with Anurag in the past have supported him in this battle. This includes Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Surveen Chawla, Radhika Apte and many others.