Aaliyah Kashyap, daughter of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, is an avid social media user and she actively shares honest videos on her YouTube channel. However, until now she never addressed or reacted to the #MeToo allegations levelled against her father and how it had affected her.
For the uninitiated, in 2020 actress Payal Ghosh accused director Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, which the filmmaker had denied and called an ‘absolute lie’.
In a recent interview with Zoom’s Invite Only season 2, Aaliyah reacted to the same and said that her father bothered her the most.
“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 said.
Furthermore, she also revealed that it gives her anxiety. The 21-year-old continued, “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.”
Payal Ghosh, took to her social media handle alleging that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had sexually harassed her in 2013.
Meanwhile, Anurag denied the allegations in his statement to Mumbai Police and said at that time, he was in Sri Lanka for a shoot and termed the allegations as an “absolute lie”.