With Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap facing sexual charges from actress Payal Ghosh, actress Kasthuri has said she too has faced sexual harassment in film industry.
“Actress Payal Ghosh has accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault. Legal view: Allegations of sexual assault without tangible or corroborative evidence are near impossible to prove. But They can ruin either one or all of the names involved. Nothing Good,” the actress posted.
When a social media user asked Kasthuri if she would be reacting the same way if such a thing had happened to someone close to her, the actress said, “What close to me, it has happened to me. It is how it is. #behindcloseddoors.”
She added: “So I have complete sympathy for victims of sexual harassment. But My personal view is not law. The due process of law is designed to discourage fake allegations and must therefore stay reliant on evidence.”
On the MeToo movement, she said, “The #metoo movement has offered extralegal solace to victims. In many countries, #metoo has been hijacked by gold diggers. In India, not seen anything come out of it except grief for the whistle blowers. I still remain hopeful that justice will prevail and truth will triumph.’