Police in the Indian city of Mumbai on Thursday grilled leading Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in connection with a seven-year-old rape case.
The rape case was filed by the Mumbai police last week after a little-known Bollywood actress alleged that Kashyap had forced himself on her in his house way back in 2013 — a charge refuted by the filmmaker.
“Kashyap was questioned by cops at Versova Police Station. He has denied all the allegations. We have not arrested him as a probe in the case is still underway,” a police official told UNB.
In fact, the filmmaker was called to the police station after the actress recently met Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari, along with Indian Minister Ramdas Athawale, and demanded Kashyap’s immediate arrest in the case.
On September 19, the actress had tweeted: “Mr Kashyap has forced himself on me and extremely badly. Narendra Modiji kindly take action and let the country see the demon behind this creative guy. I am aware that it can harm me and my security is at risk. Pls help!”
The filmmaker, however, insists he is innocent.
“These allegations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as #metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination,” his lawyer said in a statement.
Many Bollywood bigwigs have supported Kashyap, including his ex-wives Kalki Koechlin and Aarti Bajaj.
Source: United News of Bangladesh