Huma Qureshi on being named in sexual harassment allegation towards Anurag Kashyap: Angry at being dragged into this mess – The News Everyday

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Huma Qureshi posted an announcement on Twitter, saying that she had to date averted commenting on the difficulty as she did not wish to get into social media fights and media trials.

Actor Huma Qureshi on Tuesday mentioned she is indignant about her name being “dragged” by Payal Ghosh in her allegation of sexual harassment towards filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

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On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter, claiming that Kashyap was sexually inappropriate in direction of her, an allegation the Gangs of Wasseypur director referred to as “baseless”.

In a video launched to ABN Telugu, Ghosh claimed that the incident occurred in 2014-2015.

The actor, who made her Hindi debut with Rishi Kapoor-Paresh Rawal starrer Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, additionally claimed that Kashyap boasted about his reference to megastar Amitabh Bachchan and flaunted that there have been different feminine artistes who he received intimate with, together with Qureshi and Richa Chadha.

Qureshi posted an announcement on Twitter, saying that she had to date averted commenting on the difficulty as she did not wish to get into social media fights and media trials.

Here is her tweet

— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 22, 2020

Calling Kashyap a “expensive good friend” and an “extraordinarily gifted” director, Qureshi mentioned the duo last performed collectively in 2012-2013.

“In my individual expertise and to my information he has neither misbehaved with me or anybody else. However, anybody who claims to be abused should report it to the authorities, the police and the judiciary…

“It is the joint accountability of ladies and men each to rigorously defend the sanctity of #MeToo. This is my concluding response. Please don’t method me to make any additional statements on this matter,” she added.

Qureshi’s response arrive a day after Chadha despatched a authorized discover to Ghosh via her lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar for being “unnecessarily and falsely dragged in a defamatory method”.

“Though our consumer believes that genuinely wronged ladies ought to get justice in any respect prices, there are legislations which might be supposed to make sure that ladies have an equal standing of their office and to make sure that they’ve a cordial office through which their dignity and self-respect is protected.

“No lady might be allowed to misuse their liberties to harass different ladies with unsubstantiated or non-existent, false and baseless allegations,” Chadha’s lawyer mentioned.

Kashyap, too, shared an announcement from his lawyer, Priyanka Khimani, that mentioned the 48-year-old director has been “totally suggested of his rights and cures in regulation and intends to pursue them to the fullest extent”.

Dismissing the allegations on Sunday, Kashyap referred to as Ghosh’s declare an try to “silence” him for his outspoken views.

The director discovered help in his business associates, together with Hansal Mehta, Taapsee Pannu, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub in addition to former wives, movie editor Aarti Bajaj and actor Kalki Koechlin who credited him for creating secure work house for ladies.

On 19 September, Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women, responded to Ghosh’s tweet and requested her to submit an in depth criticism relating to the difficulty.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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