Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday granted two days time to actor Richa Chadha and aspiring actor Payal Ghosh to file ‘consent terms’ for settling the dispute between them with regard to the defamation go well with filed by Chadha towards Ghosh. Last week, Chadha filed the go well with towards Ghosh for making a “false, baseless, indecent and derogatory” assertion towards her and sought financial compensation as damages.
Ghosh, whereas levelling allegations of rape towards filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, had additionally dragged Chadha and two different feminine actors into the controversy. Ghoshs lawyer Nitin Satpute instructed the excessive court docket final week that his consumer regrets the assertion she made, and sought to withdraw it and apologise.
On Monday, Chadhas lawyer Saveena Bedi Sachar, nonetheless, instructed a single bench of Justice A Ok Menon that the defendant (Ghosh), after the court docket listening to final week, put up a publish on her social media saying she would by no means apologise. Justice Menon then requested Satpute if Ghosh was all for settling the matter with Chadha.
Satpute reiterated that Ghosh was withdrawing her assertion and apologising, however with sure circumstances. “After settling this matter, the plaintiff (Chadha) should not file any criminal case against the defendant,” Satpute stated.
“After the last hearing, the plaintiff made certain statements to the media saying she has won the case. This has resulted in the defendant being trolled on social media. But, we would like to settle the matter, he said. Satpute further said he would get in touch with Chadhas lawyer and finalise the consent terms.
To this, Justice Menon said, “If you (Chadha and Ghosh) are settling the matter, then it would be best if you talk to each other instead of others and file the consent terms.” The court docket stated no additional time can be given on Wednesday (October 14) to file the consent phrases. The HC additionally continued its interim order handed final week by which it had restrained individuals from making any false or derogatory statements towards the plaintiff.
On September 23, Ghosh lodged an FIR at Versova police station in Mumbai, accusing Kashyap of raping her in 2013. During his questioning by police on October 1, Kashyap denied the allegations and offered documentary proof to point out that he was taking pictures in Sri Lanka on the time when the alleged incident was stated to have taken place.