Elnaaz Norouzi Supports Anurag Kashyap; Says The World Needs More People Like Him
Anurag Kashyap, director and producer, was recently accused of sexual misconduct by Payal Ghosh. Payal accused Anurag of forcing himself on her and sexually harassing her in the year 2014. Elnaaz Norouzi, who played Jamila/Zoya in Sacred Games, stood up for him and told everyone how Anurag has changed a sex scene in Sacred Games, just because she was not comfortable with nudity. She said,” The world needs more people like Anurag Kashyap.”
In an elaborate Instagram post, she extended her support to the filmmaker, Anurag Kashyap. She posted about how he made her feel safe and comfortable on the set. The 28-years-old actress was all set to leave the show because of a particular sex scene but Anurag texted her,”Listen don’t worry I’ll figure it out, just trust me.” She shared her experience about having anxiety the entire time on her first day. She was worried now that she was on the set, the filmmakers will somehow make her do the scene and she won’t be able to refuse. Later, when the director, Anurag called her and started explaining her about how he will be shooting it keeping in mind her concerns. She was still bothered as she was not sure that he would uphold his end of the deal. But, to her surprise he kept his word. She cried in her vanity and sent him a long message thanking him for “being the KIND MAN that he is.” She said,” We need more men/humans/directors like him in #Bollywood… hell not just Bollywood , but in the entire world! Thank you for allowing me to trust again and making me feel heard and safe on your Set.”
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I remember I was ready to leave #SacredGames 2 because of a particular Sex scene that I wasn’t comfortable with doing. After much back and forth with the the production house and my team , @anuragkashyap10 sir messaged me and said : “Listen don’t worry I’ll figure it out, just trust me.” I had only shot one day with him for season 1 by then and I wasn’t familiar enough with him to know if I can trust him or no but I just agreed. The day we had to shoot that scene came and I had anxiety the entire time… I knew , now that I am on set they’ll somehow make me do the scene and I won’t be able to say no because I was already told that The Script won’t be changed… I had a feeling I’d have to do the scene even if I didn’t really want to… I was called on set and Anurag sir started briefing me as to how he will shoot it keeping in mind, what I had told him I’m not comfortable doing. I felt like crying , I felt like crying because I didn’t expect him to actually keep my concern in mind.. I didn’t expect him to actually shoot it in a way that I would be comfortable with…i didn’t expect him to make sure we shoot the scene with me keeping my clothes on even though it was written otherwise … I felt like crying because he proved me wrong and kept his word! And once we shot the scene, I did cry in my vanity and I sent him a long message thanking him for being the kind of MAN that he is… we need more men/humans/directors like him in #Bollywood… hell not just Bollywood , but in the entire world! Thank you for allowing me to trust again and making me feel heard and safe on your Set 🙏🏼 #anuragkashyap
Several Bollywood celebrities have come forward to support Anurag and claiming the accusation against him false. Some of these celebrities are Kalki Koechlin, Aarti Bajaj, Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Jaydeep Sarkar, Anubhav Sinha and many more.
Khushi Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV