Taapsee Pannu on defending Anurag Kashyap amidst #MeToo: If he is found guilty, will break all ties with him

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Taapsee Pannu defends Anurag Kashyap amidst #MeToo allegations.
Taapsee Pannu on defending Anurag Kashyap amidst #MeToo: If he is found guilty, will break all ties with him,.
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Taapsee Pannu has rarely shied away from speaking her mind. Be it interviews or Twitter, the actress is known for her strong opinions on issues not just pertaining to the film industry, but the country as a whole. Recently, when actress Payal Ghosh came out and accused Anurag Kashyap of sexual misconduct allegations, Taapsee stood by her Manmarziyaan director. She tweeted in Anurag's defence and called him the 'biggest feminist'. 

In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, Taapsee opened up on why she feels so strongly about supporting the filmmaker. She said, "Anurag has a lot of respect for women, never badmouths anyone even if that person hasn’t been kind to him in public. His is one of those rare sets where the number of women on the crew equals men, and they only have nice things to say about him. If someone has been harassed, let them initiate an investigation, let the truth come out." 

However, she added, "If he is found guilty, I’ll be the first person to break all ties with him. But if the investigation is inconclusive, how can the sanctity of the #MeToo movement be sustained? How will real victims benefit from a power that’s come to us after years of suppression? It’s wrong for women to derail the movement. Abusing power isn’t gender-specific." 

Taapsee also said that she finds it hard to have neutral opinions. "If I am in a position where what I say matters, why stay quiet? Speaking out helps me sleep better," the actress revealed. 

She also in another interview opened up on the insider-outsider conversation and called it an 'endless debate'. Giving her own example, Taapsee told TOI, "There have been ups and downs. We keep having these endless debates about insider vs outsider but nobody really knows the solution to it and even if you do, it is not that it can be implemented because the choice of a film is a very subjective thing." 

ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut takes a jibe at Anurag Kashyap as she shares old video of filmmaker admitting to abusing a kid

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Anonymous : This tapsee Pannu is disgusting— she’s desperately trying to be a sasti copy of kangana and failing miserably. Please shut that ugly mouth of yours Chamchi, B grade actress.
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Anonymous : Tapsee ugly aunty will you for God's sake keep that hypocrite mouth of yours shut you are just so very disgusting cheapness a third grade woman
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Anonymous : Plz I beg don’t cut any ties ,, we love your nonsense statements n your chatugiri gang will brk!!! Plz!!!
REPLY 1 1 year ago
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Anonymous : No man ppl lik you have no dignity n spine ,, tum tab bhi uski h chatogii,, spinelessTadpsee
REPLY 2 1 year ago
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Anonymous : When I saw her in Manjarziyan I was so shocked . Previously I was so fond of her. How can someone play a perverted & unrealistic character like that? Just to be compared with Kangana Ranaut' s ' Tanu' in TWM!!!! Seriously Tapseee !!! Indeed a Sasti Copy. Moreover u r no more tht powerful lady onscreen now as ppl hv lost all respect over our silence for Justice for SSR. PV plz post.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
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Anonymous : They want to promote cheating, sleeping around, and drugs in India. Glad us youth is finally waking up.
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Anonymous : Even if he is guilty you will keep being friend with him as you support Rhea. That is your class shamless, cheap,ugly thing
REPLY 9 1 year ago
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Anonymous : No dont break any ties wit him becoz u need movies
REPLY 12 1 year ago
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Anonymous : But just yesterday you were so confident about his innocence. Why doubts now creeping in? So it is possible that he isn’t the feminist you said he is?
REPLY 21 1 year ago
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Anonymous : Patriarchy means abuse is not gender specific.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
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Anonymous : actually patriarchy is a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line or a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it, eg. in a family or household, society, community organized on patriarchal lines. patriarch refers to the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc. it means control by men, not by women or even transgenders etc. patriarchy divides what is male and what is female while giving power to the male. it is rigid dichotomy of gender roles. so you are incorrect. it is gender related.
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Anonymous : A person can be saint to 100s and molest one. If someone has levelled allegations, let them proceed with law. Now they dont mind bully wood mob lynching of payal. These guys have not standards whatsoever. When it suits their story they preach X, then bring a placard for opposite of X, then back to X, fools!
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Anonymous : Well said!
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Anonymous : Quoting Ms punnu "Abusing power isn’t gender-specific." but wasnt she saying few weeks back " smash patriarchy " in another case for the person who is dead & not there to defend himself & she dint even know him ! . This type of selectiveness really reeks of hypocrisy . admired Taapsee's guts when she said to anupama chopra that she has been interviewed by her after 5 years as compared to nepo kids . but now her opinion seems have tinge of influence of anuraag kashyap . he is becoming SWARA 2.
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Anonymous : Ganjedi Kangana ka plan fass gaya...
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Anonymous : Rakhi Sawant's sasti copy Kangana PR on a roll here! LOL PV have guts to post it
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Anonymous : Rakhi Sawant's sasti copy Kangana PR on a roll here! LOL
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Anonymous : That's like my good girl.. Taapsee <3
REPLY 6 1 year ago
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Anonymous : Tapsee you are nothing but TATTI and you are also aware of that.
REPLY 22 1 year ago
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Anonymous : I don’t know why this lady so even an actor. Look at her face....yuk
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Anonymous : Much better face than ganjedi Kangana.
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Anonymous : Crazy. Kangana is a very good actor
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Anonymous : Hahahaha
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Anonymous : Agyi ganjedi ki gf
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Anonymous : Ganjedi Kangana ki gf koi nahi hai, uska koi friend hi nahi hai
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Anonymous : Vo sab choro tapsee aunty yeh batao kjo ki movie mein side role ya item song mila kya bataonaaa
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Anonymous : Kangana Aunty ko BJP ke film mein side role mila naa...LOL
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Anonymous : Kangana to khud tv actors aur strugglers ko kaam de rahi hai. Use kisi ke sath sone ki aur fookne ki.zaroorat nahi.
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Anonymous : Hatttt .Thappad khayegi ?
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Anonymous : Then why she criticised actor dileep?
REPLY 14 1 year ago
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Anonymous : Because, there were/are a million of evidences against him. Now, he buying out witnesses and making them change their statements.
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Anonymous : The evidences provided hasnt been proven yet, and as of now court hasn't punished him and he is still the accused. Accused only until punished
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Anonymous : And how can you say that Anurag is not buying witness as Tapsee, and all is supporting him? So he also could have offered these people films in return of their support?
REPLY 1 1 year ago