The Bombay High Court on Monday granted two days time to actor Richa Chadha and aspiring actor Payal Ghosh to file ‘consent terms’ for settling the dispute between them with regard to the defamation swimsuit filed by Chadha in opposition to Ghosh. Last week, Chadha filed the swimsuit in opposition to Ghosh for making a “false, baseless, indecent and derogatory” assertion in opposition to her and sought financial compensation as damages.
Ghosh, whereas levelling allegations of rape in opposition to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, had additionally dragged Chadha and two different feminine actors into the controversy. Ghoshs lawyer Nitin Satpute advised the excessive court docket final week that his consumer regrets the assertion she made, and sought to withdraw it and apologise.
On Monday, Chadhas lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar, nonetheless, advised a single bench of Justice A Okay Menon that the defendant (Ghosh), after the court docket listening to final week, put up a put up on her social media saying she would by no means apologise.
Justice Menon then requested Satpute if Ghosh was enthusiastic about settling the matter with Chadha. Satpute reiterated that Ghosh was withdrawing her
assertion and apologising, however with sure circumstances. “After settling this matter, the plaintiff (Chadha) should not file any criminal case against the defendant,”
Satpute stated. “After the last hearing, the plaintiff made certain statements to the media saying she has won the case. This has resulted in the defendant being trolled on social media. But, we would like to settle the matter, he said. Satpute further said he would get in touch with Chadhas lawyer and finalise the consent terms.
To this, Justice Menon said, “If you (Chadha and Ghosh) are settling the matter, then it could be greatest in the event you speak to one another as a substitute of others and file the consent terms.”
The court said no further time would be given on Wednesday (October 14) to file the consent terms. The HC also continued its interim order passed last week by which it had restrained persons from making any false or derogatory statements against the plaintiff.
On September 23, Ghosh lodged an FIR at Versova police station in Mumbai, accusing Kashyap of raping her in 2013. During his questioning by police on October 1, Kashyap denied the allegations and provided documentary evidence to show that he was shooting in Sri Lanka at the time when the
alleged incident was said to have taken place.