Richa Chadha to take legal action after being “falsely dragged” into the Anurag Kashyap controversy

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Richa Chadha shared this photo (courtesy therichachadha)

Highlight

  • Richa issued a statement regarding the Anurag Kashyap row.
  • Richa Chadha will take legal action in this regard.
  • “No woman should abuse her freedoms,” her statement said.

New Delhi:

Actress Richa Chadha sent a legal notice to the actress who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap sexual harassment, Ms. Chadha announced on social media Monday night; Ms. Chadha previously said in a lawyer’s statement that she “condemns the fact that her name is unnecessarily and falsely dragged in a derogatory manner into controversies and accusations recently raised by third parties.” Richa Chadha is one of the three actresses invoked by the Kashyap accuser in an interview for ABN Telugu. He claims that Anurag Kashyap described Ms Chadha and the other women as “just a phone call away” to which the actress claims to have replied: “You’ve given Richa Chadha, Mahie Gill, Huma Qureshi … girls a chance. nominal in appearance. Directors generally don’t give them a chance, but you’ve done a great job. But I’m not mentally ready for this right now. “

On Monday in the morning, Richa chadha issued this statement made on behalf of his lawyer: ‘Our client’, Ms Richa Chadha ‘, condemns the fact that her name is unnecessarily and falsely dragged in a derogatory manner to controversies and complaints recently made by third parties. Although our Client believes that genuinely aggrieved women must obtain justice at all costs, there are laws that aim to ensure that women have an equal position in their workplace and to ensure that they have a friendly workplace where their dignity and self-esteem. protected. No woman should abuse her freedoms to harass other women with unfounded or non-existent, false and unsubstantiated accusations. Our client has taken the appropriate legal actions and will continue to exercise their legal rights and legal remedies that are advised in their best interest. “

In an update posted Monday night, Ms Chadha said that the actress had been sent an electronic copy of the legal notice; a hard copy delivered to his home was rejected. Read the post here.

Anurag Kashyap cast Richa Chadha for her breakout role as Nagma Khatoon in her two-part crime drama Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012. Huma Qureshi debuted in the same project; Mahie Gill starred in the acclaimed 2009 Mr Kashyap film Dev D.

Read Richa Chadha’s full statement here:

Anurag Kashyap has vigorously denied allegations of sexual harassment and also released a statement from a lawyer: “‘My client, Anurag Kashyap, has been deeply hurt by the false allegations of sexual misconduct that have recently surfaced against him. These accusations are completely false, malicious and dishonest. It is sad that a social movement as important as the #metoo movement has been co-opted by vested interests and reduced to a mere tool for character assassination. Fictitious allegations of this nature seriously undermine the movement and seek to unscrupulously negotiate the pain and trauma of actual victims of sexual harassment and abuse. My client has been informed of her legal rights and remedies and intends to exercise them to the fullest extent possible. “

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who tweeted in support of the actress who accused Kashyap, commented offensively about Anurag Kashyap’s failed marriages. In response, Mr. Kashyap’s former partners Aarti Bajaj (divorced in 2009) and Kalki Koechlin (divorced in 2015), jumped to his defense. “Don’t let this social media circus get to you,” Kalki wrote as Aarti Bajaj shared, “Keep empowering women like you.”

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