Payal Ghosh has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct, revealing in an interview that the filmmaker had forced himself upon her. While Anurag Kashyap maintained that all the allegations were baseless, filmmaker Anand Kumar recently alleged that Payal had made similar statements against cricketer Irrfan Pathan too.
‘Few days back #payalgosh had said the same thing about #irfanphatan how he ditched her and all of that but post was deleted within few hours @MumbaiPolice Shld find the truth .. @instagram must be having that record of that post .. @anuragkashyap72,”the ‘ Zila Ghaziabad’ director had revealed.
While maintaining that he is not defending anyone, Anand Kumar further questioned the authenticity of the #MeToo movement and tweeted, “Why after few years of the act people come out .. Listening to #PayalGhosh language clearly shows she had the guts to vomit about all this at that point of time too… Not defending anyone but mostly first wave of #MeToo was all fake #AnuragKashyap”.
Payal marked her debut in Bollywood in 2017 with ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ wherein she essayed the role of Paresh Rawal’s daughter. While speaking to ETimes about the unfortunate incident, Payal had stated, “I had tweeted about my incident sometime ago when the MeToo movement had happened, but many people told me to delete the tweet else I would stop getting work. My manager too advised me to remove the tweet. I complied. Post that, Anurag blocked me on WhatsApp.”