Aaliyah Kashyap reacts to #MeToo allegations on her father Anurag Kashyap, says it ‘bothered’ her

Last year, actress Payal Ghosh has accused Anurag of sexual harassment, which the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had denied and termed as an ‘absolute lie’

Aaliyah Kashyap, daughter of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, confesses that ‘MeToo’ allegations on her father had bothered her the most because it was a misrepresentation of her father`s character. The allegation was grounded by Payal Gosh last year.

On Zoom show ‘Invite Only Season 2’, Aaliyah said, “The #MeToo claims bothered me a lot. The hate doesn`t get to me, it is the misrepresentation of his character that bothers me. People think he is a terrible man, but ask anyone close to me and they will say that he`s the biggest softy teddy bear you`ll ever meet. This is what gives me anxiety, and not really the hate. I know that whatever hate I get for him is just from people who don`t have anything better to do with their lives. My dad also has been trying to make more of an effort to keep his things away from me because he doesn`t want it to make my anxiety worse.”


Meanwhile, In September last year, Payal Ghosh had opened up on social media claiming that Anurag Kashyap had sexually harassed her in 2013. However, the ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap refuted the allegation explaining at that time he was in Sri Lanka for a shoot and called the allegations as an “absolute lie”, in his statement given to Mumbai police.