Rajshri Deshpande Writes An Open Letter To Payal Ghosh After Her Sexual Harassment Allegations On Anurag Kashyap
Actress Payal Ghosh’s video accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually assaulting her has stunned the industry. However, not everyone is ready to accept that Kashyap could’ve done something so heinous. Now, the actor’s close acquaintance Rajshri Deshpande who has worked with Anurag in Netflix movies like Choked and the series like Sacred Games has come forward to write an open letter to Payal Ghosh in support of Anurag Kashyap.
Rajshri Deshpande, who has worked with Kashyap in “Sacred Games” and “Choked”, wrote in a series of tweets that she wants to understand and listen to Ghosh’s voice. “We all know that MeToo started across the globe to give voice to each of us from different backgrounds. I think we need such movements for each suppressed voice in the world.”
“If Anurag has done something wrong then we have a system to take action for it but if the acquisitions are false then MeToo mass movement will start crumbling and will lose its aim,” she tweeted. The actor said she feared that one false narrative can “damage so many other voices who have suffered”.
In an interview with ABN Telugu, Payal Ghosh had accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct. She also claimed that Kashyap boasted about his connection with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and flaunted that there were other female artistes who he got intimate with, including Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadha.
Rajshri Deshpande said she wants to hear Ghosh’s side not because the world is “judging” her video but because she wants to know her journey. She also said she wants to understand why Ghosh didn’t “hesitate” to use other women’s name to support her claim. “Don’t you think so it was derogatory and defamatory? I want to know how you cope up with this experience for six years and got strength to put it back and work. I know how difficult it is to go through harassment, it’s not easy to forget the extremely painful incident.”