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FIR lodged against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual assault

Actor Payal Ghosh accused Kashyap of forcing himself on her in 2013

FIR lodged against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual assault

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Sep 2020 1:13 PM GMT

Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been charged with rape. An actor named Payal Ghosh has filed a police case where Ghosh has accused the well-known director of forcing himself on her.

According to Mumbai Police, a rape case was filed against Kashyap on Tuesday after the actor and her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached the Versova police station.

Satpute later tweeted, ''Finally FIR has been lodged against accused of rape, wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement and outraging the modesty of woman,"

The victim has accused Kashyap of raping her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.

Police said that the filmmaker will be called for interrogation in this connection.

The actor tagged the Prime Minister's Office seeking action against Kashyap on Saturday, on which the National Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma had responded asking Ghosh to send the detailed complaint.

Kashyap, in a series of tweets in Hindi said these are an ''attempt to silence'' him and later issued a statement through his lawyer Priyanka Khimani that he has been deeply pained by the false allegations which are "false, malicious and dishonest" and that he intends to take legal action in the matter.

Meanwhile, both his ex-wives Kalke Koechlin and Arti Bajaj have shared supportive posts on social media.

However, actor Kangana Ranaut who has been vocal regarding the suspicious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, supported Payal Ghosh saying that Anurag Kashyap is ''very much capable'' of sexual assault.

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