Film Director Anurag Kashyap allegedly forced 200 aspiring girls to sleep with him for a role in his movies

There is no hiding from the fact that several Bollywood actresses have been a victim of sexual harassment. Time and again Bollywood actresses have spoken up against casting couch and harassment. Previously, #MeToo movement hit the headlines which exposed some popular names from several professional fields across the country.

Meanwhile, actress Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually harassing her. She said that she will file an FIR against him at the Police station.

The actress has now opened up and revealed her relations with the filmmaker in a conversation with a news channel. Speaking to Republic TV, Payal said that the filmmaker tried to convince her to participate, urging her not to feel shy. The actress told the news channel, “Kashyap called her again next time, and that was when he allegedly forced himself on her. “When I felt uncomfortable, he told me you do not have to feel shy because my girls do it all the time. They are just a call away, they have a good time with me.”

Payal also made shocking claims adding how he threatened her to remain silent the incident, reminding her of ‘acid attacks’ on women. Payal also spoke about her meeting with the Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker and said, “I don’t know whether Anurag Kashyap consumes drugs or not but when the incident took place, he was smoking something but it was definitely not a cigarette.”

Talking about the filmmaker getting support from actors, she said, “There are many people who have supported Anurag Kashyap because of their bread and butter and their family-run because of him so they will definitely talk in support of him.” 

While Anurag Kashyap has refuted all allegations levelled against him, branding them “baseless,” a section of Twitter is up in arms against the filmmaker. His muse and good friend, Taapsee Pannu is also being brutally trolled on the microblogging site for lending support to her ‘feminist friend’.

Taapse’s tweet, “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” is getting the actress more brickbats than adulation.

Coming back to allegations against the filmmaker, Payal Ghosh has revealed some vivid details. While tweeting about the same, the actress tagged PM Narendra Modi’s Twitter account. She shared a link of her video interview to a news channel, where she made these shocking allegations.

She said, “I went to meet him and the next day when he took me to the other room, he opened his zip and tried to force his c**k inside my vagina by opening my salwar kameez. He said it was okay and all the actresses who worked with him are just a call away. ‘Whenever I call them, they come running and suck my c**k’. That is what he told me and expected the same.”

Dharam Sikarwar
Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.