Anurag Kashyap’s Assistant Recalls An Incident Where A Young Actress Suggested Few Favours In Return For A Movie Role

After #MeToo allegations levelled against Anurag Kashyap, his assistant from back in 2004 reveals how a young actress was suggesting a few favours to the director for a movie role. Kashyap’s assistant shares how the actress wanted a role in the film Gulaal. Read On

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Anurag Kashyap’s Assistant Recalls An Incident Where A Young Actress Suggested Few Favours In Return For A Movie Role
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Payal Ghosh recently. The actress made a tweet and shared that Kashyap had forced himself on her. Soon later, the filmmaker reacted and put out a clarification on the same. Later, Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Apte, Kashyap’s first wife Aarti Bajaj, Kalki Koechlin and others stood in support of the director. After #MeToo allegations levelled against Anurag Kashyap, his assistant from back in 2004 reveals how a young actress was suggesting few favours to the director for a movie role. Kashyap’s assistant shares how the actress wanted a role in the film Gulaal.

On Twitter, Anurag Kashyap’s assistant Jaydeep Sarkar tweeted, “This is the right time to recount this story. I was an assistant with @anuragkashyap72 in 2004. I was looking into secondary casting for ‘Gulaal’ and was meeting many actors. A young actress, who really wanted a part in the film insisted she wanted to meet Anurag. Thread.” In his tweet, Jaydeep who assisted Kashyap back in 2004 revealed he was looking into secondary casting for the film Gulaal and was meeting many actors. The assistant recalled an incident when a young actress, who really wanted a part in the film insisted she wanted to meet Anurag Kashyap.

Moving on, in the threaded tweet, Jaydeep Sarkar said that the young actress waited for Kashyap until he got done with his narration and agreed to meet her. He added how the actress assumed that the only way to get a movie role was through ‘casting couch’ and started suggesting a few favours verbally. Later, according to Sarkar, Kashyap politely refused, but the actress went on and gently let her sari pallu drop, a few times. Jaydeep mentioned how the filmmaker got up at that point of time and requested her to not do this. In his tweet, Sarkar said, “He (Anurag Kashyap) told her she would get the part if she was the right fit and nothing else would work.”




Later, in his tweet, recalling the incident, Jaydeep Sarkar wrote, “Saying this, he walked out of the room, disappointed. I was shocked by what I saw, but I had seen a hero get out of a situation, with respect and empathy for her. Later he told me he was disappointed that so many young women feel this is the only way they can make it.” Kashyap’s assistant said that he does not blame the woman as many like her come into the industry, believing that ‘casting couch’ is the only you get a movie role. In his tweet, he then said that it may even be true, just like in any other field of work, but spoke in support of Kashyap and wrote, “But having worked with Anurag, especially in casting, the one thing I always observed was his absolute respect for women.” Also Read: Anurag Kashyap’s Second Wife Kalki Koechlin Defends Him Against Payal Ghosh’s #MeToo Allegations; Says ‘Don’t Let This Social Media Circus Get To You’




Anurag Kashyap

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Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer issued a statement on the filmmaker’s behalf. The Dev D director shared the statement copy on his Instagram and Twitter. 






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