30 YO actor Payal Ghosh accused Anurag Kashyap of sexually harassing her in 2014 and filed a case. Kashyap dismissed the allegations as baseless, calling it an attempt to silence him from criticizing the governmen. Kashyap denied all allegations in the FIR during an interrogation with the Mumbai police.
While most of the politicians are supporting her, she has now asked a question to her friend and Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan for being silent. She said that Irfan was aware of her conversations with Anurag Kashyap and was expecting him to speak on the same. She calls him her good friend and asked him why is he not giving his views when he knows everything. She wrote, “I have definitely not talked about mr. kashyap raped me but I shared everything with @IrfanPathan about the conversations including (xyz) alas!! he is keeping mum inspite of knowing everything and once he claimed to be my good friend.”
Payal continued that Irfan was with her when Anurag Kashyap had texted her to come to his house, prior to Holi in 2014, and then she told Irfan was not going to meet Kashyap, but to another party. She added, “The point of tagging @IrfanPathan doesn’t mean I have any interest in him but he’s the one I have shared everything about Mr. Kashyap but not d rape thing.. I know he believe in his faith and his elderly parents so I expect him to talk about whatever I shared wd him.
Meanwhile, Payal had messaged PM Modi that the ‘mafia gang’ will kill her soon. She tagged PM Modi and the National Commission For Women Chief Rekha Sharma in her tweet. Payal wrote, “These mafia gang will kill me sir @PMOIndia @narendramodi sir @sharmarekha ma’am and will prove my death as suicide or something else 🙏🏼”.
In October actor Richa Chadha filed defamation suit in Bombay High Court against Payal Ghosh seeking ₹1.1 Crore damages for attempting to drag Chadha’s name into the Ghosh’s allegation against Kashyap. After Payal Ghosh gave an un-conditional apology to Richa Chadha for her defamatory remarks, Bombay HC recorded the settlement of the case.
Richa had asked the NCW Chief to take notice of her complaint against Payal and provide her with the same kind of support that they have lent to Payal in the case The panga actor wrote, “Saw these pictures @sharmarekha ma’am. I still haven’t heard back from @NCWIndia reg my complaint (dated 22/9/20)filed against Ms.Ghosh, for falsely dragging my name in her case against a director. Basis your own tweets on the matter, I believe my complaint was filed BEFORE hers.” (sic).