Anurag Kashyap’s daughter Aaliyah Kashyap says she was ‘bothered’ by the #MeToo allegations against her father
Last year, actress Payal Ghosh had opened up on social media alleging that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had sexually assaulted her in 2013. Anurag Kashyap’s daughter, Aaliyah Kashyap, has now opened up on the #MeToo allegations that were leveled against her filmmaker father. She said that the claims had bothered her a lot.
On Zoom’s By Invite Only, Aaliyah had 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.”
Aaliyah had earlier revealed that she suffers from anxiety issues and this too gave her anxiety. “This is what gives me anxiety, and not really 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,” told the star kid.
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For the unversed, last year Payal registered an FIR against Anurag Kashyap at the Versova police station under Sections 376 (I) (rape), 354 (assault or criminal Force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. However, later Kashyap’s lawyer Priyanka Khimani had issued a statement claiming Payal’s accusations are false.
Coming back to Aaliyah, in December last year, she had panic attacks and was admitted to a hospital. In April, she again had panic attacks, and Anurag Kashyap and his ex-wife Aarti Bajaj immediately jetted off to Los Angeles to be with her. She is currently dating Shane Gregoire and recently they celebrated one year of togetherness.