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Anurag Kashyap Questioned By Mumbai Police In Rape Case

Calling the rape allegations “baseless”, Kashyap has said that he intends to take legal action in the matter. His lawyer Priyanka Khimani also reached the police station.

In a rape case filed last week and summons being issued to him on Wednesday, Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap arrived at the Versova Police Station earlier this morning for the questioning. Calling the rape allegations “baseless”, Kashyap has said that he intends to take legal action in the matter. His lawyer Priyanka Khimani also reached the police station.

Actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused Anurag Kashyap of forcing him onto her, had met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari along with Rajya Sabha MP and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale seeking Mr Kashyap’s arrest.

Ghosh had had questioned the “delay” in arresting Anurag Kashyap and said she would resort to a hunger strike if no action is taken.

Minister Athawale, while addressing the media, said she is facing a threat to her life and demanded Y-plus security.

Earlier, Anurag Kashyap had responded to the sexual harassment allegations leveled by actress Payal Ghosh against him.

Kashyap responded through a long thread on Twitter in Hindi, saying: “All I want to say is all allegations are baseless.”

Actress Payal Ghosh, who has earlier worked in films like Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi and Prayanam, had accused the director in an interview to ABP Telugu of forcing him on her.

Anurag Kashyap, responding to the allegations, said they were “an attempt to silence” him.

In his tweet, Anurag Kashyap said: “Wow, it took you so long to make an attempt to silence me. Never mind… in a bid to silence me, you have dragged another woman in this, despite being a woman. Please stick to the limits, Madame. All I want to say is all allegations are baseless.”

Payal Ghosh, in her interview, after claiming that Kashyap allegedly harassed her, said he told her that had told her that “it is okay” because other actresses he has worked with like Huma Qureshi (Gangs Of Wasseypur) and Mahi Gill (Dev D) “are just a call away.”

 

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