Remember Tanushree Dutta? The doe-eyed Bengali Beauty who made her debut in Bollywood alongside Emran Hashmi in Aashiq Banaya Apne. She was nowhere to be seen in Bollywood for the past 10 years and she recently resurfaced and she looks very different from her Bollywood days.
Tanushree recently did an interview where she opened up about an incident which has created quite a stir in the whole of media and social media. In the interview, she mentioned how she was harassed by Nana Patekar on the set of the movie, Horn ‘Ok’ Pleasss. The incident took place some 10 years back, but she wanted to talk about it as she feels things have changed now and people of the industry need to start castrating men who misbehave and harass women.
— Zoom TV (@ZoomTV) September 25, 2018
Nana Patekar apparently has misbehaved and harassed his co-actresses since forever and yet no one ever reported it. Tanushree also pleaded big names like Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth to not work with a man who is a predator like Patekar. She feels the Bollywood Biggies need to be more sensitive towards issues like this and completely stop giving work to him in order to show how they don’t support such behaviour.
— LatestLY (@latestly) September 25, 2018
She also accused choreographer, Ganesh Acharya for forcing her to do an intimate dance sequence with Patekar when she was only there to shoot a dance sequence, which Patekar wasn’t even a part of in the first place. The producers and the director were also accused as they kept on forcing her to just do the dance sequence instead of creating a scene. Tanushree had put her foot down and absolutely refused to do the intimate dance scene as it wasn’t a part of the deal.
She further commented that how this kind of behaviour has always been a part of the industry and it was about time that people started standing up against it. Tanushree’s statements were supported by a journalist, Janice Sequeira who was also present at the shoot location when the whole incident took place. Tanushree and her parents were also harassed and threatened by the goons of a certain political party who were basically called at the shoot location to scare her.
Senior journalist @janiceseq85 recalls and reveals the complete truth about the incident between actress #TanushreeDutta and actor #NanaPatekar She said that there was a lot tension around the set when the incident took place. #TanushreeExposesBollywoodhttps://t.co/BFPSIb6bAh
— Zoom TV (@ZoomTV) September 26, 2018
Ms. Dutta clarified that she stood up for herself 10 years back when the incident took place and her only reason to resurface the whole issue is to bring it to people’s notice. With the whole #MeToo movement taking place, the people have become more understanding of the whole idea of sexual harassment. She wished the people who actually showed her support back then would actually take a stand out in the open as well.
There have been no comments from Nana Patenkar’s side end yet. Is it time for India to have it’s #MeToo Movement?