Actress Payal Ghosh has recently accused Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually harassing her. Taking to her Twitter handle, the actress opened up against the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director on Saturday evening.
Payal tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet and wrote “@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help (sic)”.
@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help! https://t.co/1q6BYsZpyx
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 19, 2020
Payal Ghosh reportedly mentioned actresses like Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, and Mahie Gill while making serious accusations against the filmmaker in an interview with a Telugu News channel.
“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 (penis) inside my vagina by opening my Salwar Kameez. He said it was okay and all the actresses who worked with him such as Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Mahi Gil, they are just a call away.”, Ghosh told a Telugu News Channel.
Now, Richa Chadha has issued a statement on the same. Richa, through her lawyer Advocate Saveena Bedi Sachar, condemned the act of her name being dragged unnecessarily and in a defamatory manner.
“Our Client ‘Ms. Richa Chadda’, condemns the act of her name being unnecessarily and falsely dragged in a defamatory manner into controversies and allegations being recently raised by third parties.
Though our Client believes that genuinely wronged women should get justice at all costs, some legislations are intended to ensure that women have equal standing in their workplace and to ensure that they have a cordial workplace in which their dignity and self-respect is protected.
No woman can be allowed to misuse their liberties to harass other women with unsubstantiated or non-existent, false and baseless allegations.
Our Client has initiated appropriate legal action and shall further pursue her legal rights and remedies in law as may be advised in her best interest.”, The statement reads.
Earlier, In an interview with IANS, Talking about the alleged sexual harassment episode, said “Anurag said that girls were ready to sleep with him ‘just to do one film with Ranbir Kapoor’. At that time, he was working on Bombay Velvet. I got scared at that moment. That room had many cassettes, books and a sofa. It seemed like a library. After that, he suddenly got naked in front of me, and asked me to remove my clothes, to which I said ‘Sir, I am not comfortable’. ‘All the actresses I have worked with are ready to come to me at just one call’. Again, I said that I am not comfortable. After some time, I said ‘Sir, I am really feeling uncomfortable and unwell’, and just escaped from the place. I didn’t meet him ever after that incident.”