When avant garde director Anurag Kashyap was suddenly accused of sexual misconduct he could have never imagined the volume of support that he would get from the film industry.
There was some talk in the industry on Monday of Anil Kapoor opting put of his Kashyap project Allwyn Kallicharan. But it turned out to be completely false.
“The project is very much on. I don’t think anyone in the film industry believes Anurag to be guilty.Even those who are not coming out in open support are talking among themselves about a frame-up. The Anurag Kashyap that the film industry knows is not capable of such misconduct , ” a filmmaker-friend of Kashyap tells me.
There are many conspiracy theories doing the rounds in Bollywood on why Kashyap finds himself in this mess. While many feel he’s paying the price for his political outspokenness , some well-informed sources are whispering about a former associate whom Kashyap had protested against when this associate had been accused of sexual misconduct.
“We cannot rule out the revenge angle,” one of Kashyap’s friends whispers .