Actress and former wife of Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin has extended her support towards the filmmaker after he was accused of sexual harassment by an emerging actress, Payal Ghosh.
She took to her social media to write an open letter and mentioned that the filmmaker has fought for the freedom of women in so many of his scripts. He has also defended their integrity both on and off-screen.
On her letter posted on her Instagram account, she mentioned that he stood up for the actress even during the time when the couple was going through a divorce.
Her post said, “Dear Anurag, Don’t let this social media circus get to you. You have fought for the freedom of women in your own scripts, you’ve defended their integrity in your professional space as well as your personal life.”
She continued by mentioning, ” I have been a 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.”
The former couple is still in touch with each other and shares a good bond. She concluded her letter by saying, “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 you, a place of being kind even when no one is looking, and I know that you are very familiar with that place. Hang on to that dignity, stay strong and keep doing the work you do.”
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Following the allegation, Anurag also released his official statement through his lawyer on his Twitter account.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 20, 2020