"I would take that kid aside and would slap him around"
Kangana Ranaut has shared a video on Twitter where director Anurag Kashyap confessed to have abused a child when he was a high school senior.
This comes after Kashyap was accused of sexually harassing actress Payal Ghosh.
The video was originally shared by a Twitter user, however, Kangana has reshared the post, saying that Kashyap admitted that he used to “molest a kid”.
She wrote: “I spoke about emotional vultures/suicide gang who killed SSR and tried to push me to kill myself, many asked but why they do this to others?
“Listen to Anurag he is explaining how he used to molest a kid, they are people who are hurting but they think hurting others is the answer.”
The admission appeared to have came during a seminar where the director is talking about it on a panel.
In the video, Kashyap says that he used to take one boy into a corner and hit him. He said it was a way of taking out his frustrations as he suffered the same.
He said: “There was a time where I was a senior, I always had this anger and there was this little boy in the class. I would do to him what everybody did to me.
“I would take that kid aside and would slap him around then he would become vulnerable and I would hug him and would also cry with him.”
Kashyap then revealed that the boy detailed his ordeal in a letter to his parents.
“They (the parents) stood outside my house and were saying, ‘where’s that guy’ and ‘what did you do to my son?’
“I was ashamed of myself. I was so ashamed and I was coming out of a point of anger, I was coming out of a point of everything but at that time I did not understand those things.”
Anurag Kashyap then said he was pulled up by the school principal. When Kashyap said he “loved” the boy, the principal responded:
“I understand your love, the kind of love you probably do in a hidden room. I didn’t know what to say.”
At the time, Kashyap believed it was natural because nobody explained anything to him. As he was growing up, Kashyap thought that he had reached a point where he could do it to others.
The director later learnt his actions were abusive.
He also explained that nobody would talk about sexuality. As a result, Kashyap admitted his confusion and said that he came to know about such things through his classmates.
I spoke about emotional vultures/suicide gang who killed SSR and tried to push me to kill myself, many asked but why they do this to others? Listen to Anurag he is explaining how he used to molest a kid, they are people who are hurting but they think hurting others is the answer. https://t.co/yQ4llst6aq
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 22, 2020
Netizens praised Kashyap for his honest admission and said that it is something that most children go through during school.