‘Bothered me a lot, gives me anxiety’: Aaliyah Kashyap opens up on #MeToo allegations against her father Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap is extremely close to her daughter Aaliyah Kashyap. Recently, Aaliyah opened up on the MeToo allegations against her father and how they affected her. In September 2020, actress Payal Ghosh had accused Anurag of sexual harassment. The filmmaker, however, had denied the allegation and termed it an “absolute lie”.

Aaliyah recently appeared on Zoom’s ‘Invite Only Season 2’ and said that the MeToo allegations bothered her the most because it was a misrepresentation of her father’s character.

“The #MeToo claims bothered me a lot. The hate doesn’t get to me, it is the misrepresentation of his character that bothers me. People think he is a terrible man, but ask anyone close to me and they will say that he’s the biggest softy teddy bear you’ll ever meet,” Aaliyah said.

Aaliyah further shared that the situation gives her ‘anxiety’. She said, “This is what gives me anxiety, and not really the hate. I know that whatever hate I get for him is just from people who don’t have anything better to do with their lives. My dad also has been trying to make more of an effort to keep his things away from me because he doesn’t want it to make my anxiety worse.”

Earlier this year, Aaliyah had opened up about battling serious mental health problems on her YouTube channel. She revealed that she has been suffering from ‘anxiety and depression since I was a teenager’ but it was hard for her after November last year. 

“I have always dealt with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, so maybe since I was 13-14. I have always dealt with it on and off but it has never been bad to the point where I couldn’t cope. It has always been easy for me to snap out of it. If I really wanted to snap out of it, I could. It was all in my head, it never bothered me to the point where it was like ruining my life. It wasn’t interfering with my life. Like I would feel depressed and anxious, but I could snap out of it. Since then, I just haven’t been able to snap out of it, which is weird for me, because usually, it is so easy for me to just snap out of it. I’ll do a therapy or counselling session and I’ll be fine for months or weeks. But it was really hard for me after November. I was just super low, constantly crying, feeling like there was no purpose to my life, like I didn’t want to exist or do anything. I thought I was a burden on everyone else and all of these negative interrupting thoughts in my head that obviously aren’t true. But that is what it felt like,” she said.

She further said that upon her visit to a psychiatrist, she was diagnosed with panic disorder and she was feeling better after taking medication.

For the unversed, Aaliyah is currently pursuing higher studies in the United States.

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