You are the biggest feminist: Anurag Kashyap's first wife Aarti Bajaj and friend Taapsee Pannu come out in support after Payal Ghosh's allegations


Anurag Kashyap landed in a whirlpool of troubles after actress Payal Ghosh accused him of sexual misconduct. The filmmaker who was quick to respond to the claims, has been facing severe backlash on social media. While Payal continues to put forth her point, friends of Anurag came out in his support. Taapsee Pannu, who is the filmmaker's close friend and worked with him a number of times, termed him as the biggest feminist she ever knows. 

"For you, my friend , are the biggest feminist I know. See you on the sets soon of yet another piece of art that shows how powerful and significant women are in the world you create," Taapsee wrote. Taapsee worked with Anurag in Manmarziyaan and has teamed up for a supernatural thriller. 


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Anurag's first wife Aarti Bajaj, on Instagram, shared his tweets and called him a rockstar. Saying that he has been empowering women and the proof is their daughter, Aarti said, "First wife here... You are a rockstar @anuragkashyap10. Keep empowering women as you do and the safest place you create for all of them. I see it first hand with our daughter. There is no integrity left and the world is full of losers and no brains baying for blood of anyone who has a voice. If everybody spend that energy which they use in hating others constructively this world will be a better place .Cheapest stunt I have seen till now. First it made me angry then I laughed so hard as it cannot come more framed then this . I am sorry that you have to go through this. That’s the level of them. You stay HIGH and keep using your voice. We love you."


Filmmaker Vasan Bala wrote, "@anuragkashyap72 first to admit to his flaws and first to fiercely defend himself when he is right. Many a times he has fought for many voiceless strangers. He only did it because he thought no one else will and he was right because no one else does." 

Tisca Chopra extended support to Anurag. To know my friend @anuragkashyap72 is to know generosity, honesty and decency at its core .. even a cursory look at his work reveals his worldview on women .. don’t know a bigger supporter of talent, men or women," Tisca wrote.

Anubhav Sinha said, "It is the joint responsibility of women and men both to carefully protect the sanctity of #Metooindia It is a very very very important movement that should not be misused for any other reason but the dignity of women. @anuragkashyap72." 

(Source: Twitter/Instagram)