On Saturday, actress Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. It was a moment of conflict, as Anurag was always vocal about woman empowerment in the country.
Payal Ghosh accuses Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment
Payal Ghosh revealed her horrific tale in an interview with ABN Telugu on Saturday. She said that Anurag Kashyap had once tried to force himself upon her. The actress later took to her social media to levy the allegations officially. She even tagged PM Modi and requested his interference in the matter.
Earlier today, speaking to ANI, Payal said: “He made me feel uncomfortable. I felt bad about it, whatever happened should not have happened. If someone approaches you for work, it does not mean the person is prepared for anything. I tried to say it before also but my family and friends stopped me. My family is very orthodox. I posted about this also on Twitter but was later forced to delete due to peer pressure.“
Anurag Kashyap denied the allegations and said: “Wow, it took so long to try to silence me. You lied so much in this effort and also dragged other women despite you being a woman. Have some dignity madam! I will just say that all your allegations are baseless.“
#BelieveHer trends on Twitter
Twitter was quick to join the discussion as the hashtag #BelieveHer started trending on the platform. Many pointed out that the ‘feminists’ who had been very vocal till now had not come out to offer their opinion in this matter.
Tapsee Pannu was particularly criticized as she announced her support to Anurag on her Insta page. With the matter yet to even reach the court, Tapsee’s declaration was labeled as ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘double-standards’. The likes of Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker were tagged too. Here are a few tweets in this regard:
Anurag Kashyap is thinking a reply now. He will refuse all the allegations and liberandus who used to trend #BelieveHer will stand with Anurag Kashyap and give him clean chit. And then whatever action police will take against Anurag will be projected as attack on FoE.
— Ananya Chaudhary 🌐 (1K) (@Ananya10k) September 20, 2020
— प्राची सिंह चतुर्वेदी 🇮🇳 (@PrachiBJP) September 20, 2020
Psuedo-Feminists be like — pic.twitter.com/nMKb2EhQ7L
— ναηѕнιкα (@notsowoke_) September 20, 2020
— Swara Aunty (@NitsNNuts00) September 20, 2020
Selective feminism! That's why fake wokes and sjw like you are the real danger to this society. Whatever happened to #believeher when the charges are against an extremely toxic dude who happens to be your faveee.. https://t.co/BY7VylLroo
— Sophrosyne (@iSaffronGirl) September 20, 2020
Yes believe her only bcos it suits you'll#BelieveHer
— NASA ke Mausa (@ke_mausa) September 20, 2020
She did it. @iampayalghosh did it.
Speak up for her @anuragkashyap72 .
Support her in #Metoo claim she made. Get her justice. #BelieveHer as you did before for other women's claims. Do it now. We dare you! https://t.co/p6I4uV2cJw
— Umang Srivastav (उमंग श्रीवास्तव) (@onlyumangsri) September 19, 2020
Liberandus openly backed Tejpal who molested girl who was his daughters friend as well as his friends daughter and they will back this ugly copy cat director as well.. #BelieveHer
— Eeswar (@eeswarb12) September 20, 2020
Now where are those so called intellectual feminists SORRY Pseudo feminist #BelieveHer#MeToo ke samay bolne wala kaha hai @BDUTT and her team?? They will never speak against #AnuragKashyap a molester because left ideology ka hai na woh. https://t.co/FsE39SQHkG
— Animesh Kumar (@Animesh_12235) September 20, 2020
Source: Free Press Journal