Anubhav Sinha Commends Women of Film Industry Extending Support to Anurag Kashyap
After filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was accused of sexual harassment by actress Payal Ghosh, many women he has known have come forward to extend support to him, particularly his ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and actress Kalki Koechlin, besides actresses Taapsee Pannu and Mahie Gill, among others.
Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha took to social media on Monday to commend such gesture.
"It is so heartening to see ladies step out to defend some of their worthy counterparts. Thank you ladies, this is time all of you made sure that the #MeToo movement doesn't become a political tool. Through this tweet sending love to you all," Sinha tweeted from his verified account on Monday.
It is so heartening to see ladies step out to defend some of their worthy counterparts. Thank you ladies, this is time all of you made sure that the #MeToo movement doesn't become a political tool. Through this tweet sending love to you all ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/AbISkD6P1M— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 21, 2020
Also sending out apologies to all the Film Industry ladies for a recent political narrative that your successes are compromised. Thirty years I have been a witness to all the sweat and blood that goes behind those beautiful glossies. Sorry not many stood up for you all. https://t.co/s7DA1PWQQY— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 21, 2020
Sinha also retweeted a statement shared by Kashyap's former wife Kalki who has called the #metoo allegation against him a social media circus.
On Sunday, Sinha had tweeted extending his support to Anurag Kashyap. He wrote: "It is the joint responsibility of women and men both to carefully protect the sanctity of #Metooindia. It is a very very very important movement that should not be misused for any other reason but the dignity of women. @anuragkashyap72."
Actress Payal Ghosh, on Saturday accused Kashyap of forcing himself on her in his Versova residence in Mumbai. The actress said she will file a formal complaint with the National Commission for Women.