It’s Been Four Months: Payal Ghosh, Alleges ‘No Action’ Taken Against Anurag Kashyap

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Actor Payal Ghosh on Monday said that she’s been seeking justice for “four months” and “no action has been taken” against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap yet. The Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi actress Ghosh had accused that the Gangs of Wasseypur director Kashyap had sexually harassed her in 2014 during an audition. The actress alleged that the filmmaker had “forced himself” on her, an allegation Kashyap called “baseless”.

She further stressed that despite her “providing evidence”, Mumbai Police is yet to do their job. “Do I have to die to get the proceedings going?” Payal tweeted on Monday.

Ghosh criticised the police and then urged, “It’s a matter of women and we should be aware of what examples we are setting.”

Payal Ghosh’s allegations

In September, Ghosh, in an interview with ABN Telugu had said that during an audition, the Choked director took her to a room and misbehaved with her.  Speaking to ANI, she had revealed, “Five years ago I met Anurag Kashyap regarding work. He called me to his house. When I went there, he took me to a separate room and tried to sexually assault me. He forced himself on me.” Soon, Kashyap responded on Twitter denying the allegations, claiming that “I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price.”

An FIR has been filed in the Versova police station under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 342 (wrongful confinement) against the director. Kashyap was then reportedly questioned for hours in October but his lawyer had then released an official statement saying the filmmaker was out of the country at the time the interaction claimed by Ghosh took place and termed the allegations as an “absolute lie”.

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