Actress Payal Ghosh leveled serious allegations against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and accused him of sexual misconduct. In her tweet, Payal Ghosh wrote that he forced himself on her, and she tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take action and said that her security is at risk. After the allegations were leveled against Anurag Kashyap, several celebs such as Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Apte, Hansal Mehta and others came to the filmmaker’s defense. Now, Smriti Irani has reacted to the allegations.
Union Minister Smriti Irani, who handles the Ministry of Women and Child Development, spoke to Republic and said, “I am in a Constitutional position that oversees the National Commission for Women. NCW has made a public statement, hence it will be inappropriate for me to digress and get into their constitutional area about how they want to go ahead with a particular case." The National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma had replied to Payal Ghosh’s tweet.
Rekha Sharma wrote, “You may send me the detailed complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org and @NCWIndia will look into it.” Replying to this, Payal Ghosh stated that she will do that.
Meanwhile, Anurag Kashyap’s lawyer Priyanka Khimani has issued a statement on his behalf, and wrote that Anurag Kashyap has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct against him. It stated that the allegations are completely false. Yesterday, Anurag Kashyap’s first wife Aarti Bajaj also defended Anurag Kashyap and called the allegations against him the ‘cheapest stunt’ she has seen till date. ALSO READ: Anurag Kashyap Said ‘I’ve Slept With More Than 200 Girls, Don’t Be Shy, My Girls Have A Good Time’, Alleges Payal Ghosh
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