Bengali actress Payal Ghosh had recently filled a case against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap under sexual misconduct after taking his name out on social media platform under #MeToo campaign. Payal in her police complaint alleged that in the year 2013, Anurag Kashyap called her to his home on the pretext of giving her work and took her to his room where he forced himself on her and misbehaved.
Later, Kashyap, however, had denied these allegations and put out his clarification through social media posts where his lawyer had released some statements defying all the accusations. As the complaint was filed against Anurag 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), Mumbai Police sent summon to Anurag Kashyap to appear at Versova Police station on October 1 for questioning, where the filmmaker reportedly denied all accusations and produced evidences that he was out of the country when the incident occurred.
Now, taking the issue to National Commission for Women, Payal, on Tuesday, met with commission’s head Rekha Sharma.
Sharing the pictures from their meet on her social media, Payal thanked the NCW head for standing in her support. Payal Ghosh, in her tweet, not only saying ‘Dil Se Thank You’ Rekha Sharma and the organisation, but also took a dig at the ones supporting filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. Her tweet read, “I thank @sharmarekha ma’am the @NCWIndia with the bottom of my heart for standing by me. When some women chose to take sides of a vulture, the organisation stood by me.. #DilSeThankYou.”
Meanwhile, where Payal is seeking help from NCW, other organisations and campaigns be it #MeToo against the misconduct she allegedly faced at the hands of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director Anurag Kashyap, she also called #MeToo movement in India ‘fake’.