After dissolving Most reputed production house Phantom Films, producer Anurag Kashyap steps down as a Board Member of Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). Kashyap may have safeguarded his contribution, yet regardless he feels regretful. He took to the twitter on Wednesday to elucidate his position and ponder his activities in a progression of nitty-gritty tweets.
Check Out His Tweets Below:
In the light of the current events, I have decided to step back from my duties as a board member from MAMI until the shadow of doubt of our alleged complicitness in silence and not doing anything about it, is cleared.
On the other hand, I vehemently deny having stayed silent on the issue & not doing anything about it for years. Can’t explain further to people who don’t understand due process, legalities. Have been resilient through all accusations, keep flinging them my way.
The accused was named and shamed a long time back. For people who don’t read the details & only the headlines, I have no response. A lot of women work with me and have been around, I am answerable to them & they stand witness to our actions &our struggle to do the right thing.
Let the purging continue it’s as good a time as any for all of us to introspect, look into ourselves and see how we all have been complicit in so much, with our silence, forced by fear of consequence or by choice.
In more than a year I have questioned myself a lot, reflected on every single date I went to, every interaction of mine with the opposite sex, every encounter all that I could recall.
And my greatest and simplest learning is that the line of consent is not just defined by “No” , most times it’s before that “No” is uttered. And the line of consent depends on the person that owns the consent. It varies from person to person.
It’s our conditioning, even for the most woke people. Most of us are still learning, everyone who claims to know what it means, and I talk about us men, we really don’t know. None of us knows. It can’t and should not be defined so simply.
Earlier, two separate legal notices have been served to Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane by Bahl. The notice served to the two, stated that Anurag and Vikramaditya used MeToo opportunist to defame Vikas Bahl and that Kashyap had bribed another employee of the production house to make similar allegations against Bahl, and there is no personal agenda behind it.
Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane dissolved Phantom Films on Monday after an unidentified employee of the production company outed Bahl, alleging he sexually assaulted her
I feel like just apologising for being a man. I use to feel I have come a long way from growing up in a smalltown &today I feel like somehow I am still there. There is so much I really don’t see & also see others around me pretending to see & I feel, ”inko bhi Kahan dikhta hai”
I was lucky to have had women who slapped me from time to time to turn that boy who at 18 told the girl in his class “ladkiyon ko yeh Nahin Karna chahiye “ to whoever I have become today. But I also wonder, why & when did they stopped slapping me and thought it’s enough. It isn’t.
The controversy broke out when movie producer Anurag Kashyap opened up about the lewd behaviour charge on his Phantom Films accomplice Vikas Bahl. Also, now in an unforeseen development, producer Anurag Kashyap has chosen to advance down from his obligations as a board part from Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image.