Payal Ghosh has gotten herself into a bit of a scuffle after she came out about getting raped by the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. While she has filed a case against the director, actress Richa Chadha had filed a defamation suit against Payal Ghosh. This happened because Payal took Richa Chadha’s name as one of the actresses who would do things for him to get good roles. This didn’t go down too well with Richa Chadha and she went on to give a court order asking for an unconditional apology from Payal Ghosh.

The leading entertainment portal got a chance to talk to Payal Ghosh about the case. She was questioned about taking names of actresses like Richa Chadha, Huma Qureshi, and Mahi Gill. She said, “the thing is that it was not me who said that. It was Anurag Kashyap’s words for them which I mentioned. I am also not saying that whatever he said is right. Because that was the time when he was trying to convince me, maybe in that course he went on to take their names. That was his motto that if other girls can do why not me. If you go through the video that will make it clear that I said this man is standing for women’s rights and going through slogans like smash patriarchy. If that man can talk about his actress friends to a girl whom he just knows for two days then what kind of man is he? By mentioning this I only wanted to give out a message about what kind of man he is. Just like me he must have said these same things to others also and they must be sharing this with others too. This way only their image is getting spoiled isn’t it? I only stated that because if I would have not said that then my statement wouldn’t have been complete. I wanted to show where he has respect for women?”

After getting the defamation suit by Richa Chadha, Payal Ghosh might’ve wanted to apologise and said, “because I don’t feel I have defamed her.” She further goes on to say, “yes, because when the case went to the court, the judge suggested going for an ambicale settlement. Then my lawyer said ok fine Richa Chaddha is not my objective. She just jumped into it. I don’t know what? Rather than asking Anurag Kashyap why he took her name she went on filing the case against me. How does she know that he has not taken her name to me? But being a woman I understand her state. Her lawyer discussed with my lawyer that she is being harassed on social media. Trolls are talking bad about her. They are talking bad about me also because I came out in open to talk about all this. And it makes me feel bad that aise kaise bol rahe hain ye log? So I am sure she must be in the same situation. That’s why I said ok let’s go for a courtesy apology because that may make her feel better. Kisi Ko sorry bolne se koi chota nahi ho jata hai. But on the other hand, I am seeing that she has started showing this ambicale settlement as her victory.”