Amid #MeToo allegations, Anurag Kashyap’s assistant reveals how an actress was suggesting a few ‘favours’ to the director

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is known for helming films like Gangs of Wasseypur, DevD, Black Friday, Manmarziyaan and others, grabbed the headlines as actress Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual assault yesterday. The actress 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!”. While Kangana Ranaut came out in support of Payal Ghosh, the assistant of Anurag Kashyap named Jaydeep Sarkar has shared an incident, where he revealed that a young actress was suggesting favours to Anurag Kashyap for getting a role in Gulaal. Sharing the incident, Jaydeep tweeted, “This is the right time to recount this story. I was an assistant with @anuragkashyap72 in 2004. I was looking into secondary casting for ‘Gulaal’ and was meeting many actors. A young actress, who really wanted a part in the film insisted she wanted to meet Anurag. Thread.” Also Read – Amid #MeToo allegations, Anurag Kashyap’s assistant reveals how an actress was suggesting a few ‘favours’ to the director

Continuing the thread with a series of tweets, Jaydeep wrote, “She waited a while and then Anurag got done with a narration and agreed to meet her. The young actress probably assumed the only way to get the role was through the ‘casting couch’. She tried suggesting a few ‘favours’ verbally.” Followed by “but when Anurag politely ignored it, she gently let her sari pallu drop. A few times. At this point, Anurag got up and requested her to not do this. He told her she would get the part if she was the right fit and nothing else would work.” Also Read – Celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani says she is ready to file an official complaint against a man who sexually abused her.

Explaining the incident further, Jaydeep wrote, “Saying this, he walked out of the room, disappointed. I was shocked by what I saw, but I had seen a hero get out of a situation, with respect and empathy for her. Later he told me he was disappointed that so many young women feel this is the only way they can make it.” followed by another tweet, which reads, “I don’t blame the woman! Many like her come into the industry, believing this is how you get cast in a movie. And that may even be true, much like in any other field of work.” Also Read – Kangana Ranaut: Many big heroes suddenly flashed their genitals to me after locking van or room door or in a party

His last tweet of the thread reads, “But having worked with Anurag, especially in casting, the one thing I always observed was his absolute respect for women.” While we clearly see Jaydeep taking Anurag’s side, we have to wait for Payal’s reaction to this.

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