Controversial defence: Anurag Kashyap bats for Tarun Tejpal

In a surprise turn of events, filmmaker takes to social media to defend Tehelka founder and former editor-in-chief in rape case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap appears to be keen to defend Tehelka’s founder and former editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal, who is currently in jail for allegedly raping a junior colleague.

Anurag Kashyap

In what seems like a controversial and questionable move, Kashyap posted on his social networking site, Facebook, “And I have seen the CCTV footage too and none of what the girl says about Tarun Tejpal is true.”

Tarun Tejpal is accused of rape

The rape trial, set to begin at the Panaji fast track court, is caught in controversy with details of the hotel’s CCTV feed being made public, violating conditions set by the court. Tejpal has been allegedly accused of sexually abusing the junior colleague at a conference in Goa last year.

Kashyap remained unavailable for comment. So it is still a mystery why he suddenly decided to bat for Tejpal.

  • Sam02-Apr-2014

    like minded people think same.

  • darth02-Apr-2014

    Logically speaking, something is truly fishy in the whole episode. I am not saying Tejpal is innocent (maybe). What am trying to point out is, is someone paying the price of being scapegoat so as to shield anonymous? The whole footage looks preplanned.

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