Anurag Kashyap’s First Wife Aarti Bajaj, Actors Back the Filmmaker

Anurag Kashyap’s first wife and film editor Aarti Bajaj posts a message in favour of the filmmaker.

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Tisca Chopra, Anurag Kashyap and Surveen Chawla at an event.
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After Taapsee Pannu came out in support of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, his first wife and film editor Aarti Bajaj also posted a message on social media backing him. “You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering women as you do and the safest place you create for all of them,” is how Bajaj’s message begins.

Baja’s message of support to Kashyap comes after an actor named Payal Ghosh alleged that Anurag had sexually harassed her a few years ago. Ghosh made the allegations on Saturday, which were then denied by Kashyap on Twitter.

Here’s Bajaj’s complete message that was posted on Instagram, backing her ex-husband and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap:

First wife here... You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering women as you do and the safest place you create for all of them. I see it first hand with our daughter. There is no integrity left and the world is full of losers and no brains baying for blood of anyone who has a voice. If everybody spend that energy which they use in hating others constructively this world will be a better place .Cheapest stunt I have seen till now. First it made me angry then I laughed so hard as it cannot come more framed then this . I am sorry that you have to go through this. That’s the level of them. You stay HIGH and keep using your voice. We love you.

Anurag Kashyap’s First Wife Aarti Bajaj, Actors Back the Filmmaker

Apart from Aarti Bajaj and Taapsee Pannu, actor Tisca Chopra too has tweeted supporting Kashyap.

Actor Radhika Apte, who has worked with Anurag in several films and series put up a post about the filmmaker calling him one of her, “closest friends” and saying, “I have always felt immensely secure in your presence”.

Anurag Kashyap’s First Wife Aarti Bajaj, Actors Back the Filmmaker

Radhika’s message read, “@anuragkashyap10 you have been one of my closest friends, you have inspired me and always supported me. You have always treated me as an equal and I cherish the mutual love and respect we have for each other. I have always felt immensely secure in your presence since the day I’ve known you. You have been and always will be my trusted friend. Love ya”.

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha tweeted on Sunday morning stressing that the #MeToo movement ‘s sanctity needs to be protected by both men and women. Relating the cause to the allegation against Kashyap, Sinha said that the movement should not be misused.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta also put out a long thread on Twitter about his association with Kashyap, which he called “a plea for truth and for a just outcome before the rabid TV anchors take over.”

Kashyap has via Twitter denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him made by Payal Ghosh. Ghosh, who has worked in films like Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi and Prayanam, accused the filmmaker of forcing himself on her in an interview to a Telugu news channel. However, Anurag Kashyap has dismissed the allegations in a series of tweets on Saturday night calling it "an attempt to silence" him.

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