Was Anurag Kashyap Mandana Karimi’s Secret Lover?

Mandana Karimi said she was in a secret relationship with a director who got her pregnant. Netizens believe it was Anurag Kashyap.

Was Anurag Kashyap Mandana Karimi's Secret Lover f

"He has such a track record."

Anurag Kashyap has attracted a lot of social media attention as netizens believe he was Mandana Karimi’s secret lover.

On Lock Upp, contestant Mandana made a shocking revelation in order to save herself from eviction.

She admitted that whilst going through divorce proceedings with Gaurav Gupta, Mandana had a secret relationship with a film director.

Mandana had said: “The time that I was struggling with my whole situation… my separation, I did have a secret relationship, it was not committed but it went on for a year and a half.

“My relationship was with a very well-known director who talks about women’s rights and independence of women in the outside world, how a woman should be strong.

“He is an idol to many people from the young generation, aspiring filmmakers, and even teenagers because he has a strong image of coming from zero and becoming someone, having no parents, and becoming someone.

“My relationship with him was very secretive because I was not yet divorced and after all that I went through, he made me feel he could be that friend.”

Mandana went on to say that they kept the relationship a secret.

“He started calling me partner and he started saying he loved me.”

They planned a pregnancy, but when Mandana became pregnant, the lover changed his mind and convinced her to have an abortion.

She said: “We planned a pregnancy but when it happened, he completely backed off and his reason was that he did not think he was emotionally ready to become a father again. He already has a child.

“Suddenly he was like ‘I did not believe you could get pregnant so easily at the age of 33’.

“We then went to my best friend’s house because he said we should discuss with them as they are like my parents.

“When we reached there, he started talking to my friend and saying he was not ready.

“He had planned the whole thing to get my friends to convince me to have an abortion.

“I then apologised to my friends and got back to the house.

“When we went back, he started saying ‘You should have understood, my ex is not over me and there is a public case against me’.

“I had to make a decision because I come from a broken home. I took the step and I did have an abortion.

“I do not want to name that person because he does not deserve to be known by his name.”

Mandana’s revelation left netizens wondering who she was talking to.

Some believed the secret lover was Anurag Kashyap.

One person criticised the lover for using Mandana emotionally and another replied, saying it was Anurag Kashyap.

Another said: “Anurag Kashyap is it? He has such a track record.”

One netizen pointed out that in 2020, Mandana had thanked Anurag for helping her when she had no work.

As a result, the user speculated that they soon had a relationship.


Anurag was previously accused of sexual harassment and Taapsee Pannu defended him, calling him “the biggest feminist”.

One user said: “Heartbreaking. Wonder who is the douchebag!

“Mandana Karimi reveals she had an affair with a well-known Bollywood director who speaks about women’s rights who planned a pregnancy with her and then backed out, coz of which she went through an abortion!”

Another replied, saying: “Anurag Kashyap is a big feminist – Taapsee Pannu.”

Mandana did not name the person but speculation continues to circulate as to who she was in a secret relationship with.

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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