As Anurag Kashyap faced sexual harassment accusations from Payal Ghosh, the filmmaker’s ex-wife Kalki Koechlin has penned a note in his defense. Expressing how Anurag has supported her all along, Kalki shared, “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.”
Hitting out at the ‘false’ claims, Kalki 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. Hang on to that dignity, stay strong and keep doing the work you do.”
In a social media post, Payal Ghosh had alleged on Saturday that Anurag Kashyap had forced himself upon her. However the filmmaker had issued a statement through his lawyer terming the allegations as “completely false, malicious and dishonest”.