Payal Ghosh, who had accused Anurag Kashyap of ‘forcing’ himself upon her, has reacted to the filmmaker’s statement strongly. Without naming him, she said that ‘people’ blame women and post ‘smash the patriarchy’.
It is to be noted that Anurag Kashyap was one of the names who had posted #SmashThePatriarchy post ahead of Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. She is under NCB custody currently on suspicion of her involvement in drugs which could have been part of Sushant’s death.
“People blame women for everything and post smash the patriarchy. It’s time to stand with the women. Let them be heard. A voice suppressed is a generation of women oppressed. It’s 2020. Come on, India! #MeToo,” she tweeted.
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People blame women for everything and post smash the patriarchy. It’s time to stand with the women. Let them be heard. A voice suppressed is a generation of women oppressed. It’s 2020. Come on, India! #MeToo
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 21, 2020
Payal gave it back to the filmmaker after he had called all allegations baseless, and said that a woman lying (strongly hinting at Kangana Ranaut) has led to more lies (by Ghosh). “All I want to say is that all the allegations against me are baseless. While accusing me, dragging my actors (Taapsee Pannu) and Bachchan family is next level. Whether it is my first or second wife, lover, actresses, my team, or even the people I have met in public or privately – I never behave in the way accused, nor endorse it,” a part of his statement read.
Anurag also shared a statement released by his lawyer. The statement calls Payal’s claims malicious and dishonest. “My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply pained by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #Metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination,” the statement read.