Wednesday, September 30, 2020 15:47 IST
On September 19th, 'Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi' fame actress Payal Ghosh claimed the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap obscenely sought a sexual act from her. Well, the actress imposed sexual assault charges on Anurag while giving an interview to a Telegu news channel. The actress alleged that Anurag has forced himself on her extremely badly. On September 22nd, the Mumbai Police filed an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap after accusing actress Payal Ghosh of sexual harassment. The FIR has been registered under Section 376 (I), 354, 341 and 342 for the offense of rape, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, and outraging the modesty of a woman.
Now, Mumbai police have asked Anurag Kashyap to appear at Versova Police station on Thursday at 11 am, in connection with the alleged sexual assault against actress Payal Ghosh. Today, summons were issued a day after Payal met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari along with Rajya Sabha MP and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, who demanded Anurag Kashyap's arrest and sought Y-plus security for Payal. Check out ANI tweet here -
On the sexual assault allegations, Anurag Kashyap released a press statement and stated that all the allegations imposed on him are completely false, malicious, and dishonest. Anurag's former assistant Jaydeep Sarkar has also defended the filmmaker on social media and shared several tweets in his support and recalled the incident from 'Gulaal' film casting. He stated that a female actor suggested sexual favors in exchange for work from Anurag but he clearly denied her. Later on, Anurag felt disappointed at what some women have to do to get work in the film industry.
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