Bollywood actor Payal Ghosh who recently made her Bollywood debut with Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi and also worked in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (TV show) has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of trying to sexually assault her.
On Saturday, Ghosh from her official Twitter handle tweeted, “@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls, help!”
@anuragkashyap72 has forced himself on me and extremely badly. @PMOIndia @narendramodi ji, kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help! https://t.co/1q6BYsZpyx
— Payal Ghosh (@iampayalghosh) September 19, 2020
NCW chief Rekha Sharma said that she was made aware of the shocking allegations last evening and had tweeted to Ghosh to write to her in detail about the incident. “We will investigate and even write to the police and stand with her till the investigation is done and the case goes to court,” she said.
However, Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has denied #MeToo allegations made against him by the actress.
Who is Payal Ghosh?
Payal Ghosh is a Bollywood and TV actress. She made her film debut in 2017 with Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal starrer ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’. However, the 2008 telefilm ‘Sharpe’s Peril’ marked her debut in the entertainment industry. She also worked in south films such as ‘Prayanam’, ‘Varshadhaare’, ‘Oosaravelli’ and ‘Mr Rascal’.
Born on November 13, 1989, Ghosh studied at St Paul’s Mission School in Kolkata and is a Political Science graduate from Scottish Church College, Kolkata.
Her parents disapproved of Payal’s decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. During her college days, Ghosh ran away from Kolkata to Mumbai with her dreams to become an actor.
For her acting training, Ghosh joined Namit Kishore’s acting academy. She was spotted by Chadra Sekhar Yeleti who offered her the lead role in his Telugu movie Pranayam. She went on to do a few South Indian movies before stepping in the Bollywood.
The 30-year-old actor claimed that the Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap tried to force himself on her in 2014-2015.