Actress Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct and said that he forced himself on her. The actress made the shocking revelation in a tweet on social media. After Payal Ghosh levelled sexual misconduct allegations against Anurag Kashyap, the filmmaker reacted to it in a threaded tweet on Twitter and called them ‘baseless’. Now, as per reports, in an interview, Payal Ghosh’s lawyer revealed that they are in the process of gathering evidence and she is likely to file an FIR against the filmmaker soon. Read On
In an interview with Beyond Bollywood, Payal Ghosh’s lawyer Advocate Nitin Satpute confirmed that the actress is likely to file an FIR against Anurag Kashyap soon. Satpute said, “We are in the process of filing an FIR against Anurag Kashyap. We are in the process of gathering Whats App chats and other evidence.” According to Payal Ghosh’s lawyer, the actress was allegedly assaulted by Kashyap in January 2015 when he had called her to his Lokhandwala house. Satpute alleged that Kashyap called Ghosh on the pretext of giving her some work in a film and said, “On the first day, Ghosh had gone in with her manager. Kashyap had called her alone again next day. He took her to a room, where he removed his clothes and tried to force himself upon her.”
As the Ghosh’s lawyer alleged that Kashyap forced him on the actress, he also went on and claimed that she wanted to take strict action against him, but was intimidated by the filmmaker. The lawyer said, “He told Payal that many girls have done that [comprise] and she should come prepared next time.” While Kashyap has called the allegations baseless, when asked what will happen when they file a case against him, Satpute said, “We have electronic evidence,” and added, “If a sexual offence takes place in a room with just two people [victim and alleged accused], then how can there be a witness. Her testimony is sufficient.”
Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer Priyanka Khimani issued a statement on behalf of him, which the filmmaker later shared on his social media handles. On the other hand, so far, Kashyap’s former wife Aarti Bajaj, ex-wife Kalki Koechlin, actress Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Apte and others have come out to speak in his defence. Speaking of Payal Ghosh’s lawyer, as per reports, he has also been the legal counsel to Tanushree Dutta who accused veteran actor Nana Patekar. Also Read: Anurag Kashyap’s Assistant Recalls An Incident Where A Young Actress Suggested Few Favours In Return For A Movie Role
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