Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is all set to take legal action against Payal Ghosh, who accused him of sexual misconduct.
A close friend to Kashyap told SpotBoye, “He is not worried for himself. But it distresses him that his family is very worried. Anurag says it’s not about him. It’s about his reputation. It’s about standing up for everything that he has stood for. Anurag comes from a family of strong individualistic women. Respecting women for what they come naturally to him.”
The friend added, “He wants to pursue the case right to its logical conclusion. Because the accusation challenges everything that he has stood for all his life. For years Anurag has been perceived as a fiercely defiant feminist filmmaker. He can’t let his reputation be squandered by a lie. He will fight and fight until he gets justice.”
Kashyap was interrogated by Mumbai Police for eight-hours about an FIR filed against him by Ghosh. She had alleged that in 2013, Kashyap called her to his house and sexually harassed her.
Kashyap has denied all the allegations.