Payal claims that she has been in touch with Dibakar for a long time and he auditioned for his upcoming film, Shangai’ where the character needs to portray the role of a widow. After the screen test, Dibakar dropped her in his car and misbehaved with her. According to Payal, the director asked her to lift her top. When she refused, he left her place.
While Dibakar has a different story to tell, he admits knowing Payal for a short time and he was linked with her as a well-wisher and not as a close friend. He added that Payal undergone screen test but she lost the role for her excess weight. He even said that he did not ask her to lift her top.
Dibakar went on to say that after Payal lost the role, she went crazy and repeatedly send SMS to him and his casting director and now to malign him she is accusing of having asked sexual favors in exchange for the role.