Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was recently accused by a Telugu actress of sexual misconduct. The director denied the allegations and an FIR has been filed against him. However, post her statement, many actresses from the industry came out in support of Anurag. Now, two more actresses have spoken up on the controversy. Elnaaz Norouzi and Rajshri Deshpande, who worked with Anurag during Netflix series Sacred Games, have given their opinions. While Elnaaz has supported Anurag, Rajshri has asked the Telugu actress to speak the truth and not let the #MeToo movement lose its purpose. Anurag Kashyap Sexual Harassment Case: Actress Files FIR Against the Filmmaker Alleging Rape.
In an Instagram post, Elnaaz spoke about how the filmmaker modified a particular sex scene just to make her feel comfortable. "I didn’t expect him to actually shoot it in a way that I would be comfortable with...i didn’t expect him to make sure we shoot the scene with me keeping my clothes on even though it was written otherwise ... I felt like crying because he proved me wrong and kept his word!," she wrote.
She also added, "we need more men/humans/directors like him in #Bollywood... hell not just Bollywood , but in the entire world! Thank you for allowing me to trust again and making me feel heard and safe on your Set."
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I remember I was ready to leave #SacredGames 2 because of a particular Sex scene that I wasn’t comfortable with doing. After much back and forth with the the production house and my team , @anuragkashyap10 sir messaged me and said : “Listen don’t worry I’ll figure it out, just trust me.” I had only shot one day with him for season 1 by then and I wasn’t familiar enough with him to know if I can trust him or no but I just agreed. The day we had to shoot that scene came and I had anxiety the entire time... I knew , now that I am on set they’ll somehow make me do the scene and I won’t be able to say no because I was already told that The Script won’t be changed... I had a feeling I’d have to do the scene even if I didn’t really want to... I was called on set and Anurag sir started briefing me as to how he will shoot it keeping in mind, what I had told him I’m not comfortable doing. I felt like crying , I felt like crying because I didn’t expect him to actually keep my concern in mind.. I didn’t expect him to actually shoot it in a way that I would be comfortable with...i didn’t expect him to make sure we shoot the scene with me keeping my clothes on even though it was written otherwise ... I felt like crying because he proved me wrong and kept his word! And once we shot the scene, I did cry in my vanity and I sent him a long message thanking him for being the kind of MAN that he is... we need more men/humans/directors like him in #Bollywood... hell not just Bollywood , but in the entire world! Thank you for allowing me to trust again and making me feel heard and safe on your Set 🙏🏼 #anuragkashyap
On the other hand, Rajshri said in a series of tweets that she has worked with women who went through harassment cases. She also asked the Telugu actress to be a part of truth and that Me Too movement would crumble if her accusations turned out to be false.
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Earlier, celebs like Taapsee Pannu, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha, Hansal Mehta, Aarti Bajaj, Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla, Saiyami Kher, Anubhav Sinha, Ram Gopal Varma extended support to Anurag Kashyap.
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