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Payal Ghosh vs Anurag Kashyap UPDATES | Actress to lodge FIR today, Kashyap's lawyer issues statement

After actress Payal Ghosh accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct, several celebrities from the industry have come forward to support the filmmaker, saying #MeToo movement should not be misused. Today, the actress will file an FIR against the filmmaker accusing him of forcing himself on her in 2014.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 22, 2020 19:55 IST
Anurag Kashyap vs Payal Ghosh Sexual Harassment Case Updates
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Anurag Kashyap vs Payal Ghosh Sexual Harassment Case Updates

Actress Payal Ghosh on Saturday made shocking revelations when she opened up about her Me Too story. Taking to Twitter, the actress claimed that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap forced himself on her and accused him of sexual harassment. While the filmmaker has denied all such allegations and has also garnered support from his first wife Aarti Bajaj and colleagues from Bollywood, the actress will be filing an FIR against him today at the Oshiwara Police Station. Payal has alleged that Anurag tried to molest her in 2014, while Kashyap has reacted saying the charges are baseless. On the other hand, Ravi Kishan also demanded that action be taken against all those who force themselves on women and harass them in the name of work specially in Bollywood. The Bhojpuri superstar raised the issue in Lok Sabha.

ALSO READ | All you need to know about Payal Ghosh

Anurag Kashyap's lawyer Priyanka Khimani also issued an official statement about the allegations. Sharing it on social media, the statement claimed that the allegations are false, dishonest and malicious and the filmmaker is pained by them. It further states that a social movement like #MeToo has been used as a tool for character assasination now.

ALSO READ | Payal Ghosh accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault: Kangana Ranaut calls it a common practice in 'Bullywood'

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  • 7:55 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Actress Payal Ghosh says her intention was not to defame anyone when she named Huma Qureshi, Mahie Gill and Richa Chadha, while accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct. She claims she wanted to present a true picture of the filmmaker.

    Late last week, Payal claimed that Anurag tried to molest her in 2014. She said that in order to convince her, Anurag said that "all the actresses he has worked with are just a call away" -- indicating that these actresses have provided sexual favours to Kashyap.

    Payal has drawn flak for dragging the names of the other actresses in her #MeToo claims. Now, she has come forward to explain, sharing that she narrated the incident and the conversations as they happened.

    "I have said what Anurag said to me, whether it was a good thing or bad. I have also shared the good stuff like when he said he is a big fan of Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan), and now he talks to him for work... This is a very big achievement, and it inspires me as well," Payal told IANS.

    "He also told me that he is in constant touch with filmmaker Karan Johar. I have also shared the good things he told me about other people. It is not like I am sharing only the negative," she added.

  • 10:22 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Saiyami Kher reshares note on Anurag Kashyap

    In her note, Saiyami Kher had written how Anurag Kashyap made her feel comfortable about their meeting at his house. She reposted the note on her Instagram Stories recently.Saiyami had said that her early impression about Anurag was that he was a drug addict and a womaniser. It all changed when she worked with him on Choked. “This one is long overdue & very long! The first time I met AK he asked me to come to his Versova house. Before I could say anything, he said, ‘My parents live with me. You don’t have to worry!’. He was supposed to be the ‘Bad Boy of Bollywood’. His life according to the outside world was ‘riddled with drugs, women & vices.’ The truth, I later learnt, was COMPLETELY the opposite,” she wrote.

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    This one is long overdue & very long! The first time I met AK he asked me to come to his Versova house. Before I could say anything, he said, “My parents live with me. You don’t have to worry!”. He was supposed to be the “Bad Boy of Bollywood”. His life according to the outside world was “riddled with drugs, women & vices.” The truth, I later learnt, was COMPLETELY the opposite. It was a typical chaotic Indian household. Parents looking for a newspaper, the doorbell constantly ringing, Shrilalji furiously cooking for the increasing guests, a cat strutting around & AK looking for just one quiet corner in his own home. From the time he offered me Choked (sitting next to me at MAMI) to the date of release, it took three years. That’s when I really got to know the man. He became a friend, mentor & sounding board. With him you know you get the whole truth. When he loves your work he jumps, dances, cries & expresses joy; if he doesn’t he just says it. The man has no filters. That is perhaps both his boon & his bane. He loves his whiskey; which I keep nagging him to reduce (instead increase his exercise!). He has a child-like innocence & open-heartedness that is seldom seen in today’s times. He’s so busy playing agony aunt in other people’s lives that perhaps, he forgets about his own. That’s AK for you. It’s always other people before himself. It’s rare to have people through your difficulties. It’s even rarer to have people who truly feel happy for you. Today, when the people who dismissed me three years ago call up lauding my performance, there’s no one happier & prouder than AK. Thank you for believing in me @anuragkashyap10 Thank you for making me believe in myself again!

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  • 9:51 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Advocate Nitin Satpute arrives at Payal Ghosh 's Residence

    India Tv - Advocate Nitin Satpute

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    Advocate Nitin Satpute arrives at Payal Ghosh 's Residence

    India Tv - Advocate Nitin Satpute

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    Advocate Nitin Satpute arrives at Payal Ghosh 's Residence

  • 8:34 PM (IST) Posted by Tripti Karki

    Payal Ghosh to file police complaint against Anurag Kashyap

    Actress Payal Ghosh, who has levelled sexual harassment allegations against Anurag Kashyap, is all set to file a police complaint against the filmmaker here on Monday. The complaint will be registered at Oshiwara Police Station.

    "I will be reaching at Payal Residence at 8.00 pm and will proceed to Oshiwara police station about 8.30 to 9.00 pm for registration of crime," Payal Ghosh's advocate Nitin Satpute shared in a statement.

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Later in a post, Richa Chadha said while the soft copy of the legal notice was sent to Ghosh, the latter refused to receive the delivery of the hard copy at her residence. "Update: soft copy of the legal notice has been sent to Ms. Ghosh. My person along with a person from my lawyers office, went to hand deliver the hard copy of the notice to her residence, which she/representative refused to take delivery of. We've got the refusal on video," she wrote.

  • 7:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Irrfan Khan's son Babil backs Anurag Kashyap

    Taking to Instagram, Babil wrote, "It's a shame that an invaluable movement like the #metoo is misused in such a malignant manner against a person that has actually inspired equality in an excruciatingly patriarchal industry. We now live in this strange age where it is easier to create a 'truth', and not manifest the truth. I pray that we evolve.

    The concern is that the metastasis of baseless accusations through the #metoo movement would ultimately diminish its credibility and women that genuinely need its support would be left in the dark, it is painful."

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    BJP Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly, one of the earliest lawmakers to seek a CBI inquiry into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's mysterious death, held a symbolic protest holding placards that made the aforementioned allegations. Interestingly, the protest assumes significance in the backdrop of a charge of sexual assault against celebrated filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

    Ganguly held placards that read, "How many more women's dignity will be assaulted by the Mumbai film industry?" Another placard read,"How many more murders will the Mumbai film industry execute?" Ganguly was protesting in front of the famous Gandhi statue in Parliament House.

    -IANS

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Payal Ghosh slams those doubting her claims

    Taking to Twitter, Payal wrote, "People who are saying that it's for politics and that I am misusing the situation. Imagine ( god forbid) your sister or daughter in my position, it can even be the mother.. and then let's talk. You would go to war against such men. Isn't it ?  PERIOD!!"

    Further, she tweeted, "People blame women for everything and post smash the patriarchy. It's time to stand with the women. Let them be heard. A voice suppressed is a generation of women oppressed. It's 2020. Come on, India! #MeToo."

  • 3:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ram Gopal Varma calls Anurag Kashyap 'highly sensitive'

    "The @anuragkashyap72 i know is a highly sensitive and emotional person and I never ever saw or heard about him hurting anyone in all of the 20 years that I have known him ..So I frankly can’t picture what’s happening now," RGV wrote on Twitter.

     

  • 1:55 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    After filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was accused of sexual harassment by actress Payal Ghosh, many women he has known have come forward to extend support to him, particularly his ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and actress Kalki Koechlin, besides actresses Taapsee Pannu and Mahie Gill, among others. Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha took to social media on Monday to commend such gesture.

    "It is so heartening to see ladies step out to defend some of their worthy counterparts. Thank you ladies, this is time all of you made sure that the #MeToo movement doesn't become a political tool. Through this tweet sending love to you all," Sinha tweeted from his verified account on Monday.

  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    BJP MP and Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan raised the issue of sexual exploitation of daughters of the country in the Lok Sabha. He demanded strict action on filmmaker Anurag Kashyap without directly naming him. The actor used the slogan 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' and claimed that it has empowered women to come forward and speak about the wrongs done to them. Ravi Kishan stated that government should look into putting an end to the exploitation of girls and women struggling especially in the film industry.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 1:31 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Payal Ghosh to file FIR against Anurag Kashyap today

  • 1:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Anurag Kashyap's ex-wife Kalki Koechlin comes out in his support: You have stood up for my integrity

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  • 1:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    BJP MP Rupa Ganguly protests in Parliament over allegations against Anurag Kashyap

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ravi Kishan in Lok Sabha demands strict action against sexual exploitation of women, says 'I am also a father'

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  • 12:41 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Nikhil Dwivedi's message for Anurag Kashyap

    "Post '72 Indo-Pak war 93000 Pak POWs apparently went back healthier, well look after & respected as soldiers. Decent people fight with enemies too with certain integrity irrespective of how the adversary may be. Let's not "fix" enemies. That reflects on our upbringing #AnuragKashyap," tweeted the actor-producer.

  • 12:18 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Richa Chadha takes legal action after Payal Ghosh takes her name in #MeToo case against Anurag Kashyap READ MORE

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Kalki Koechlin comes out in Anurag Kashyap's support

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    @anuragkashyap10

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  • 11:50 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Today at 7 pm, Payal Ghosh will file a complaint against Anurag Kashyap at the Oshiwara police station with her lawyer. The actress's legal team claims that they have electronic evidence to prove the allegations against Anurag and also have witnesses. The list of witnesses, in this case, will also be submitted to the police

    (Dinesh Maurya)

  • 7:06 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Anurag Kashyap issues official statement

    Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap issued an official statement after actress Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual misconduct. The filmmaker shared a post by his lawyer on behalf of him, "My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #MeToo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination. Fictious allegations of this nature seriously undermine the movement and seek to unconscionably trade upon the pain and trauma of the actual victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has been fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent."

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Anurag Kashyap gets support from Bollywood after MeToo row

    After actress Payal Ghosh accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct, several celebrities from the industry have come forward to support the filmmaker, saying #MeToo movement should not 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," filmmaker Anubhav Sinha wrote on Twitter while tagging Kashyap.

    READ FULL STORY HERE

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Payal Ghosh to file FIR against Anurag Kashyap today

    Actress Payal Ghosh has garnered support from various people including Kangana Ranaut, NCB chief and other after she opened up about her Me Too story. She claimed that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap forced himself on her. Bhojpuri superstar and MP Ravi Kishan also raised the issue in the Lok Sabha and demanded strict action to be taken against those who misbehave with women. He also tweeted on Sunday evening, "I will raise the the incident that happened with Payal Ghosh in Parliament so that the exploitation of the girls who are stuggling ends in the film industry forever"

    Today, the actress will file an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap accusing him of sexual misconduct. "Payal Ghosh has decided to lodge an FIR against the accused. We will file a complaint at Oshiwara Police Station tomorrow. We are doing paperwork today. She has decided that she will lodge FIR against Anurag Kashyap: Advocate Nitin Satpute, lawyer of actor Payal Ghosh said on Sunday."

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