Actress Rupa Dutta courted controversy for accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment in 2014. Dutta shared screenshots of a chat with a user named Anurag Safar – who can be seen expressing his attraction towards married women.
The chats are dated to 2014, with Dutta claiming that Kashyap used to have an account of the same name. In the post written in Hindi, Dutta asserts that she stopped talking to Kashyap for his distasteful behaviour and not respecting women.
She added that actress Payal Ghosh is right in accusing him and that he should be punished harshly for the same as well as taking drugs and supplying it to other artists.
अनुराग कश्यप के नज़रों में किसी भी औरत का कोई इज्ज़त नहीं है।जो मुझे उसे जानने के बाद पता चला।इसीलिए पायेल घोष का इल्ज़ाम बिलकुल सही है।अनुराग कश्यप को कठोर से कठोर सज़ा मिलनी चाहिए।और यह ड्रग भी लेता है।अपने आर्टिस्ट को भी सप्लाई करता है
NCB जांच करे कृपा।#arrestanuragkashyab pic.twitter.com/ckK5ZfUDOW
— Rupa Dutta (@iamrupadutta) September 19, 2020
As the post went viral on social media, News Nation invited Dutta for an interview on their channel. Dutta demanded NCB probe on Kashyap as well in connection to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
On the other hand, the man in question has clarified in 2010 and subsequently in 2016 that he is not the filmmaker and has nothing to do with Kashyap. The confusion occurred because Safar had used Kashyap in his usernames till 2009.
Who is Rupa Dutta?
Rupa Dutta identifies herself on Twitter and Instagram as the Karni Sena West Bengal state president.
For starters, Karni Sena originated in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Although its followers could be scattered across the country, in no way is the community operating at the magnitude described by Dutta, to have state presidents.
Karni Sena traditionally aims to fight for the rights of Rajputs, but there have been instances where the group injected itself in current affairs – mainly accusing period dramas of distorting history. Some examples include the films ‘Jodhaa Akhar’ and ‘Padmaavat’.
What do you think about this? Is there no respect for women in the Indian film industry? Do we have more such women like Rupa and Payal who would come and speak up in the future?
Source: Free Press Journal