Bollywood actress Tanushree opens up, says sexually harassed by top actor

‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ fame Tanushree Dutta opened up about a 10 year old controversy. She allegedly said that she was harassed by the Horn Ok Pleassss actor, Nana Patekar. In an interview with Zoom TV she said that however everyone knew about the harassment nobody took any action.

“Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about his background… that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them, his behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it,” she told Zoom TV.

This came after she was asked on News18 about the #MeToo campaigns impact on Bollywood, to which she said that it will never reach the Bollywood until everyone acknowledges what happened with her decade older. She also said that people used to talk about it but nobody ever took any action against it.

Taking Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s names, Tanushree said that there’s no hope for a better work environment if A-listers do not boycott actors like Nana Patekar. She said: “Akshay Kumar has made few films with Nana Patekar in last eight years and Rajinikanth also recently worked with him (in Kaala)… If such big stars will keep working with these culprits then there’s no hope for any movement to happen.”

“Everyone has gossiped about this but they’ve never spoken. People with this kind of character speak like this against the kind of character that I have because they say she does glamourous roles so must be glamorous and all. Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never take surface because they are PR packaged very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t know, no one knows. But all this is just for show,” she added.

Tanushree Dutta was signed for a song in the movie Horn Ok Pleassss which she later rejected because of Nana Patekar’s behaviour with her. Dutta also accused Acharya, who was the choreographer of the song, film’s director Rakesh Sarang and producer Samee Siddique of ganging up against her and witnessing everything happening, without doing anything about it.
Denying her allegations, Acharya said, “First of all, it’s a very old incident so I can’t really recall everything very clearly. But it was a duet song as far as I remember. Something did happen that day because the shooting was also stalled for over three hours. There was some sort of misunderstanding. But I can confirm that nothing this sort of happened.”
Nana Patekar still haven’t commented about the incident and have neither denied.


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