Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has recently breaking the headlines as she recently accused Bollywood actor Nana Patekar of assaulting her on the sets of Horn OK Please.
While, many have comes out in support of Tanushree. While, many are still maintaining stoic silence over the controversy.
And now, after Tanushree, now the latest one who talks about sexual abuse is Pooja Bhatt.
At India Today Conclave East 2018, filmmaker Pooja Bhatt opened up about the row and the prevalent hypocrisy in the industry. “I’m appalled that people are asking why she is speaking up 10 years later.”[ecp code=”4″]
Pooja also said, “I’ve heard people call Nana a gentlemen, and I know there are those who call him a bully. The point is, Tanushree should not be silent and this matter must be investigated.”
She also brought up her past relationship, and how people reacted at the time. “I was in a relationship with an alcoholic, and he hit me. I spoke up and the industry asked me why I was washing dirty linen in public? But I’m just as vulnerable. Being Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter doesn’t make it hurt any less.”
Pooja is thankful to those who “knocked her down”, as she says. “I want to say thank you to the people who ravaged and belittled me. Thank you for stripping away my fairytales. It gave me strength to stand on my own feet and fight. I have been a victim and I am fighting my battle.”