Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been charged with rape in a police case in Mumbai on the complaint of an actor who had accused him of forcing himself on her in a tweet on Saturday. Mr Kashyap, who has dismissed her allegations as “baseless”, has received support from many in the film fraternity, including his ex-wife Kalki Koechlin.

According to the Mumbai Police, a rape case was filed against the acclaimed producer-director late last night after the actor and her lawyer Nitin Satpute approached the Versova police station. “Finally FIR has been lodged against accused for the offence rape, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement and outraging modesty of woman,” Mr Satpute tweeted.

The woman’s statement is being recorded, the police said, adding that she has accused Mr Kashyap of raping her at a place on Yari Road in Versova in 2013.

The filmmaker will be called for questioning in this connection, a police official told

In an Instagram post she threatened the public and media that she can hang herself from the ceiling fan. Payal Ghosh wrote, “I have given an interview regarding the entire episode on Mr. Kashyap to a renowned portal and the next thing I get to know that they are seeking permission from Mr. Kashyap himself. India, if I am found hanging from the ceiling, remember this. I didn’t commit suicide. They have the narrative ready of depression and medication.

 

Earlier, Anurag Kashyap had tweeted denying these allegations, calling them baseless

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