Bollywood actor Payal Ghosh, who has worked in projects like Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi (film) and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (TV show), has claimed that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap forced himself on her. Accusing the 'Dev.D' director of forcing himself on her and attempting to rape her, the actress tweeted about the incident and sought help from the PMO. On Saturday, she tweeted, “@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, 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. Pls help!”Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women, quote-tweeted Ghosh and asked for a detailed complaint in the matter.
@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia@narendramodi ji, 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. Pls help! https://t.co/1q6BYsZpyx— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 19, 2020
She wrote, “You may send me the detailed complaint at firstname.lastname@example.org and @NCWIndia will look into it.”Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is at the war of words with Kashyap on Twitter since some days, also came in support of Ghosh and tweeted, “Every voice matters. ”In an interview with ABN Telugu, Payal opened up on the incident and shared that Anurag alleged took her to a room and opened his zip and tried to force himself on her by opening her salwar kameez. She also claimed that Kashyap said that it is okay because other actresses he has worked with including Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Mahi Gil, are a call away. She said that she felt very uncomfortable with that incident and had to tactfully get way from that situation. Anurag is yet to respond to any of these accusations. Last week, an Indian model Dimple Paul had also come out with her Me Too story when she accused Sajid Khan of harassing her in the pretext of giving her a role in his film Housefull.