"Payal Ghosh Files Case Under Section 354 And 509 Against Anurag Kashyap".
Actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused Bollywood Director, Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, will file an FIR against him at Oshiwara Police Station, Advocate Nitin Satpute said on Sunday.
"Outraging the modesty of a woman, an attempt to sexually molest a woman, it is a cognizable offense with three year jail time. Under section 354 and 509, the complaint will be registered”
“ Payal Ghosh has made up her mind to register the complaint under 154 under CRPC, the FIR will be lodged. It is cognizable offence, so it needs to be registered immediately without any delay. All the evidence, electronic evidence will be submitted to police and some would need to be retrieved. Evidence is there, and if the evidence has been deleted, it will be retrieved’ said Nitin.
Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi' actor Ghosh accused Kashyap of sexual harassment. Speaking about her ordeal, she said, "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."
"I request the authorities to 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. I am seeking action against him" said Ghosh.
Post the allegations, Kashyap responded on Twitter in which he denied the allegations, claiming that they were 'baseless'. "I neither behave like this nor do I ever tolerate this at any price," he said.
In this battle between Payal Ghosh and Anurag Kashyap many Bollywood celebrities have been supporting the filmmaker. Kashyap's ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and Kalki Koechlin have shared powerful posts in support of him.
Also, celebrities like Taapsee Pannu and others who have worked with him in Bollywood films have also supported the filmmaker.