Actor Huma Qureshi on Tuesday mentioned she is offended about her title being “dragged” by Payal Ghosh in her allegation of sexual harassment against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter, claiming that Kashyap was sexually inappropriate in the direction of her, an allegation the “Gangs of Wasseypur” director known as “baseless”. In a video launched to ABN Telugu, Ghosh claimed that the incident occurred in 2014-2015.
The actor, who made her Hindi debut with Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal starrer “Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi”, additionally claimed that Kashyap boasted about his reference to megastar Amitabh Bachchan and flaunted that there have been different feminine artistes who he received intimate with, together with Qureshi and Richa Chadha.
Qureshi, who made her debut with “Gangs of Wasseypur”, posted a press release on Twitter, saying that she had to this point prevented commenting on the problem as she did not wish to get into social media fights and media trials.
“I feel really angry at being dragged into this mess.
I feel angry not just for myself but also every woman whose years of hard work and struggle gets reduced to such baseless conjecture and allegations in their workplace.
Please let’s refrain from this narrative,” the actor mentioned within the assertion.
Calling Kashyap a “dear friend” and an “extremely talented” director, Qureshi mentioned the duo final labored collectively in 2012-2013.
“In my personal experience and to my knowledge he has neither misbehaved with me or anyone else.
However, anyone who claims to be abused must report it to the authorities, the police and the judiciary.
“It is the joint accountability of ladies and men each to fastidiously defend the sanctity of #MeToo.
This is my ultimate response.
Please don’t strategy me to make any extra statements on this matter,” she added.
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 22, 2020
Qureshi’s response came a day after Chadha sent a legal notice to Ghosh through her lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar for being “unnecessarily and falsely dragged in a defamatory method”.
“Though our consumer believes that genuinely wronged ladies ought to get justice in any respect prices, there are legislations which might be meant to make sure that ladies have an equal standing of their office and to make sure that they’ve a cordial office by which their dignity and self-respect is protected.
“No woman can be allowed to misuse their liberties to harass other women with unsubstantiated or non-existent, false and baseless allegations,” Chadha’s lawyer mentioned.
Kashyap, too, shared a press release from his lawyer, Priyanka Khimani, that mentioned the 48-year-old director has been “fully advised of his rights and remedies in law and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent”.
Dismissing the allegations on Sunday, Kashyap known as Ghosh’s declare an try to “silence” him for his outspoken views.
The director discovered help in his business associates, together with Hansal Mehta, Taapsee Pannu, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in addition to former wives, movie editor Aarti Bajaj and actor Kalki Koechlin who credited him for creating protected work area for girls. With PTI inputs