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Actress accuses director of sex abuse during audition

Sunday, February 10, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Every other day there is one news or the other about sexual abuse and molestation of aspiring and even established actresses in all film industries around the globe.  The latest in the Me Too movement is Bengali actress Anurupa Chakroborty who has leveled molestation allegations on director Pavel known for films such as Babar Naam Gandhiji (2015) and Rosogolla (2018)

Anurupa Chakroborty's facebook post reads "I'm sharing something which I should have done a long time back. Probably now most of the people know who Pavel is. I was called to audition for his film Rosogolla. One day he messaged me that he finds me looking similar to Radhika Apte and he would cast me in his next feature and called me to his place at Naktala. He handed me the script and mentioned everything. I went to his place without makeup, oiled hair, wearing a loose kurti because I was going through depression and I had stopped putting any kind of effort on myself. It was clear from his attitude that he thought I belong from some lower class family. Suddenly he hugged me from behind and started kissing me. Anyway, I stopped him and eloped. Not only this, he said he was working as an undercover agent to investigate the protocol of the Maoists group in Purulia. And there he met his wife who fell in love with him. And he was forced to marry her. And he called me day after day begging me to marry him. He even said while shooting Subhasree Ganguly started hitting on him. I said 'Did you see your face?'Then he again started saying 'biye kor amake'. Then I went to someone common who knew both of us and told him everything. Then I came to know he's got a happy family life and his wife gives in everything to support him. He even threatened me to not cast me if I don't do what he says. That's the real Pavel Bhattacharya. Unapologetic liar and pervert. "

Director Pavel has denied the allegations of Anurupa Chakroborty and has claimed that he has worked with at least 100 women in his four films and any one of them will vouch that he is a gentleman and a true professional.