Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on the basis of a 2013 accusation of sexual misconduct by actress Payal Ghosh. This is according to an official of the police department here.
Kashyap will be called for questioning in connection with the alleged seven-year-old incident, the official said. In her police complaint, the actress alleged that Kashyap raped her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.
The First Information Report was lodged at Mumbai’s Versova police station late last night after the actress, along with her lawyer Nitin Satpute, approached the police, the official said. Her lawyer Nitin Satpute shared the news on Twitter. He wrote: “Finally FIR has been lodged against Accused for the offence Rape, Wrongful Restrain, Wrongful Confinement and outraging modesty of woman U/S 376(1), 354, 341, 342 of IPC.”
On Saturday the actress took to Twitter, claiming that Kashyap was sexually inappropriate towards her, an allegation the director called “baseless”. Kashyap called the actor’s claim an attempt to “silence” him for his outspoken views.
The 30-year-old actor tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her tweet, requesting him to take action against Kashyap.
Meanwhile, the filmmaker has denied all allegations levelled against him by the actress and has also garnered support from his first wife Aarti Bajaj and colleagues from Bollywood.
His lawyer earlier in a tweet said,
The ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ actor said that her advocate Nitin Satpute will also be writing to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to provide security, as there is a threat to her life.
-India Legal Bureau