As we know filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is accused of sexual assault by Payal Ghosh recently. She has made some severe charges against him. In her interview, she also took the names of actresses like Richa Chadha, Huma Qureshi and Mahie Gill. Payal Ghosh said that Anurag Kashyap apparently told her that these women made themselves available for him whenever he asked for sexual favours. Richa Chadha has sent a legal notice to Payal Ghosh through her lawyer. Now, boyfriend Ali Fazal has come to her rescue. He, in a long note on social media, stated how she was a true feminist but knew to exercise her power with responsibility.
Ali Fazal wrote, “My love, you, who has stood up for women time and time again, today had to go through this ordeal. And yet, you come out strong as ever. My partner, your resilience, your kindness, and empathy have touched many people, and I have had the fortune of being witness to that over the time I have known you . The battles you’ve fought to create an equal society which isn’t fractured by hate . And within that to be able to champion women all along… and keep your art at par with the best, takes courage and nerves of steel. I am so proud of you because I know you wont stop standing up for those in need, specially women who’ve lost their voices within the many patriarchal set ups we face today the world over.”
He further stated, “I believe every voice must be heard. I believe in dissent. But I also believe in the power of truth and justice. They indeed prevail. I believe in using our right to speak up but with utmost responsibility. I believe that we as a society need to empower our women so that their fearless voices echo in all its glory and yet with care and gentleness.”
Richa Chadha replied, “Grateful for you! Today and always.” A number of women like Kalki Koechlin, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhaskar and others have appreciated Anurag Kashyap saying he was a true feminist.