“Cheapest stunt I have seen till now."
Indian stars have expressed their support for filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after he was accused of sexual harassment by actress Payal Ghosh.
Payal shared a video in which she gave a detailed account of the alleged incident. She accused Anurag Kashyap of exposing himself and forcing himself on her.
Indian film editor and the former wife of Anurag, Aarti Bajaj took to Instagram to express her support. She wrote:
“First wife here.. You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering women as you do and the safest place you create for all of them.
“I see it first hand with our daughter. There is no integrity left and the world is full of losers and no brains baying for blood of anyone who has a voice.
“If everybody spends the energy which they use in hating others constructively this world will be a better place.”
She further added:
“Cheapest stunt I have seen till now. First it made me angry then I laughed so hard as it cannot come more framed then this.
“I am sorry that you have to go through this .That’s the level of them. You stay HIGH and keep using your voice. We love you.”
Actress Taapsee Pannu also took to Instagram to show support for the filmmaker. Referring to Anurag Kashyap as the “biggest feminist”, Taapsee wrote:
“For you, my friend, are the biggest feminist I know.”
“See you on the sets soon of yet another piece of art that shows how powerful and significant women are in the world you create.”
Actress Mahie Gill was named by Payal Ghosh as one of the actresses who Anurag has sexually misbehaved with.
Reacting to her name being dragged in this matter, Mahie Gill told Times of India:
“I really don’t want to get into this rut, there’s already so much negativity happening around us. It is very easy to take names just because he launched us.
“All I want to say is that I have known Anurag for a long time now. We may not be in touch but I am sure Anurag can never ever speak like this about any of his actors.
“This is my statement and I don’t want to speak any further on this.”
The filmmaker has denied the accusations against him as “baseless.”