Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, has reacted strongly against the sexual harassment claims against the filmmaker in a note and came out in support of him. In a note on social media, Kalki claimed that the filmmaker continued to stand up for her integrity even after they got divorced. Payal Ghosh had recently accused filmmaker of sexual assault. Slamming the same, Kalki came out and wrote a letter to the filmmaker on social media.
Kalki shared a tweet and said that trolls will continue to troll. Further, in her note, she wrote “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.” The actress claimed that Anurag always stood up for her when she felt unsafe at the workplace and that he has always fought for women’s freedom in his writing as well. Further, Kalki claimed the times currently are such where people are slamming each other.
Kalki further 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.”
Take a look at Kalki’s note for Anurag Kashyap:
ट्रोल्स tho ट्रॉल करेंगें pic.twitter.com/tMl7GlRU6o
— Kalki केकला (@kalkikanmani) September 21, 2020
Earlier, Anurag’s first wife Aarti Bajaj also reacted to the claims against him put forth by Payal Ghosh and slammed them. She called them ‘cheap stunt.’ Anurag had reacted to the claims by Payal and said that they are ‘baseless.’ Later, the filmmaker’s lawyer also issued a statement and claimed that the allegations against Anurag are ‘false, malicious and dishonest.’ Many other actors like Taapsee Pannu, Radhika Apte, Mahie Gill and others also backed Anurag on social media.