Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was accused of sexual harassment by Bengali actress Payal Ghosh, in a tweet on social media where she mentioned he forced himself on her. Moving on, Kashyap went on to react and in his defence shared a string of tweets explaining his side. When sexual misconduct allegations were levelled against Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu was among the very few who defended him in the first place. Now, in an interview, the actress said that she will be the first person to break ties with Kashyap if he is found guilty. Read On
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, when questioned about her staunchly defending Anurag Kashyap against the sexual assault allegations, Taapsee Pannu reacted and said that the filmmaker has a lot of respect for women. She said, “Anurag has a lot of respect for women, never badmouths anyone even if that person hasn’t been kind to him in public. His is one of those rare sets where the number of women on the crew equals men, and they only have nice things to say about him.”
As the Manmarziyaan actress spoke in Anurag Kashyap’s defence, she also said that if someone has been harassed, let them initiate an investigation and mentioned how the only then the truth will come out. Taapsee Pannu then revealed what her reaction will be if Kashyap is found guilty and said, “If he is found guilty, I’ll be the first person to break all ties with him.” Taapsee Pannu then mentioned that it is wrong for women to derail the sanctity of the #MeToo movement and said that abusing power isn’t gender-specific.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee who has worked with Kashyap earlier is gearing up for a next supernatural thriller with the director. For the unversed, the actress defended Anurag Kashyap through a post on social media after #MeToo allegations were levelled against the filmmaker. The Manmarziyaan actress also got trolled for defending Kashyap. Apart from Pannu, Kashyap’s first wife Aarti Bajaj, second wife Kalki Koechlin, Radhika Apte and others also extended their support to the filmmaker. Later, Kashyap’s lawyer issued a statement on his behalf. Also Read: Payal Ghosh's #MeToo Allegations On Anurag Kashyap: Actress Feels Many Are Suppressing Her Voice; Affirms: 'The Truth Is Going To Come Out'
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