Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who played the villain role in Nayanthara’s Imaikaa Nodigal, has been facing sexual assault allegations after Payal Ghost accused him of raping her.
Now, Kalki Koechlin, ex-wife of Anurag, has defended the filmmaker and trashed the allegations. “Dear Anurag, don’t let this social media circus get to you, you have fought for the freedom of women in your scripts, you’ve defended their integrity in your professional space as well as in your personal life. I have been witness to it, in the personal and professional space you have always seen me as your equal, you have stood up for my integrity even after our divorce, and you have supported me when I felt unsafe in a work environment even before we got together. This strange time where everyone gets to abuse one another and make false claims without any repercussions is a dangerous and repulsive one. It is destroying families, friends, and countries. But there is a place of dignity that exists beyond this virtual blood bath, a place of paying attention to the needs of those around you, a place of being kind even when no one is looking, and I know you are very familiar with that place,” she wrote.