Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has mentioned that he has recognized Anurag Kashyap for 24 years and the latter can also be “brash and silly” every now and then. Extending his improve to Anurag after he was once accused of sexual misconduct by means of an actor throughout a certified assembly, Hansal additionally mentioned that he’s pained and . Hansal additionally wondered the timing of the allegation being made.
Hansal wrote in a sequence of tweets, “i’ve recognized @anuragkashyap72 since 1996. he was once all the time rebellious. he was once all the time outspoken. he was once all the time cinema and his friendships. he had a perspective and that i continuously disagreed with it. that didn’t exchange our dating. in 24 years not anything has modified.. i take accusations of sexual harassment significantly and when i heard this younger lady accuse anurag i used to be extraordinarily disturbed. he’s a chum, like a more youthful sibling and anyone who has been with me via some tough instances. he can also be brash. he can also be silly.”
The Aligarh director additional wrote, “however sexual harasser is one thing i dont wish to imagine about him. as I write this I’m pained, and stuffed with questions. for one the timing of leveling those accusations. then the tagging of our hon’ble PM. his taking place at a time when anurag continuously towards recommendation has been outspoken and equipped a contrarian view on issues taking place round us. is he making some other folks uncomfortable? there are such a large amount of questions and they aren’t essentially in regards to the allegations leveled towards AK. is that this a witch-hunt once more? are they seeking to close up an artist with a dissenting opinion? the place are we headed? after which after listening to the accusation – can this also be anurag? it’s indubitably no longer the anurag I do know. however in the long run reality should be successful. lies and falsities in this type of subject will likely be an enormous disservice to many ladies in the market who’re often subjected to sexual harassment and abuse (one thing Anurag has vociferously fought towards) and are not able to lift their voices.”
Insisting that each one girls elevating their voices within the MeTooIndia motion should be heard, Hansal wrote, “for his or her sake and for the sake of punishing each sexual predator in the market i am hoping reality prevails above all different petty schedule and short-term social media gratification. the #metoo motion is far too essential. let each sufferer in the market all the time be heard and justice be achieved. however within the procedure let there be no injustice to people who are simply objectives of vendetta and vested pursuits. let the #metoo motion itself no longer turn out to be a goal of abuse for anyone’s egocentric features. I’m nonetheless as I write this. I do hope higher sense prevails. @anuragkashyap72 i do know you don’t want my improve, certification or validation. i do know you’re a difficult cookie. however I needed to write this nonetheless. this isn’t a letter of improve. this can be a plea for reality and for a simply consequence. ahead of the rabid television anchors take over.”
“With a bit of luck justice will likely be served in the course of the regulation of the land, in the course of the courts of our nation. I encourage each the complainant and Anurag to method the courtroom and make sure justice,” Hansal concluded.
Anurag has additionally denied the allegations that he compelled himself upon an actor. “Kya baat hai, itna samay le liya mujhe chup karwane ki koshish mein. Chalo koi nahin. Mujhe chup karaate karaate itna jhooth bol gaye ki aurat hote hue doosri auraton ko bhi sang ghaseet liya. Thodi toh maryada rakhiye, madam. Bas yahi kahunga ki jo bhi aarop hain aap ke sab bebuniyaad hain (Wow, it took you see you later to check out to silence me. By no means thoughts. Within the means of silencing me, you dragged different girls on this, regardless of being a lady. Please have some dignity, madam. All I wish to say is that each allegation is baseless),” he wrote on Twitter.
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