Talented director Anurag Kashyap is considered as torch bearer of new age and non-mainstream cinema. He is known for giving life to many fantastic artists like Vicky Kaushal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rajkumar Rao and others. He is very vocal about his opinions on social media and gets into controversy a lot of times. He is a big name in Bollywood and he is now being accused of sexual misconduct by Payal Ghosh.
Payal who is familiar to the Telugu audience through films like 'Prayanam' and 'Ooseravelli' claimed that Anurag misbehaved with her. She said that he is speaking a lot about women empowerment a lot these days which feels like a joke. Apparently, when Payal went to meet Anurag back in 2014 or 2015, he was seen having alcohol along with some other substance. At that time, Anurag was directing 'Bombay Velvet' and he reportedly took Payal to another room and went on to say things like girls wanting to sleep with him just to act in a scene with Ranbir Kapoor, a superstar like Amitabh wanting him to work with Abhisekh and Karan Johar being very close to him.
Anurag reportedly asked her to be close with him in order to make it big in the industry and even said that he is a phone call away from actresses said that they will do anything for him. Payal added that Anurag tried to force her at that time but she disagreed to it by saying that she wasn't ready physically and mentally. She was said to be warned by many people about telling this to the media which is why she was reportedly silent. She concluded by saying that actresses who come for opportunities are not prostitutes.After this accusation, Anurag is reportedly intending to take legal actions on Payal Ghosh.