Kalki Koechlin has come out in support of ex-husband, Anurag Kashyap after he was accused of sexual abuse by actress Payal Ghosh.
In a rather lengthy social media post, Koechlin asked him to “hang on to that dignity” and not get dragged into the “social media circus.”
The full post read, “Dear Anurag, don’t let this social media circus get to you, you have fought for the freedom of women in your scripts, you’ve defended their integrity in your professional space as well as in your personal life. I have been witness to it, in the personal and professional space you have always seen me as your equal, you have stood up for my integrity even after our divorce, and you have supported me when I felt unsafe in a work environment even before we got together,”
She further added, “This strange time where everyone gets to abuse one another and make false claims without any repercussions is a dangerous and repulsive one. It is destroying families, friends and countries. But there is a place of dignity that exists beyond this virtual blood bath, a place of paying attention to the needs of those around you, a place of being kind even when no one is looking, and I know you are very familiar with that place.”
The actress concluded the post with, “Hang on to that dignity, stay strong, and keep doing the work you do. Love from an ex wife [sic]”
Meanwhile, Kashyap has turned to legal to shut down the rumours. He shared a post on his social media on Sunday.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 20, 2020
Koechlin and Kashyap were married between 2011 and 2015.