Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has recently made a shocking revelations against Nana Patekar. She claims that the actor harassed her in 2008 on-the-sets of their film, Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss.
“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.
While, many B-Town celebs like Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Swara Bhasker came out in Tanushree’s support.
Farhan took to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned.”
This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned. https://t.co/Ola3MNdmtS
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 27, 2018
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 28, 2018
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 27, 2018
It hurts to be #TanushreeDutta rn. To be alone, questioned. No woman wants publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity.What happened to her on set was intimidation.Her only fault was she didn’t back down-takes a special courage to be #TanushreeDutta.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 27, 2018
Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us! https://t.co/f8Nj9YWRvE
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 28, 2018
Dutta’s allegation is being considered as one that could kick-start Bollywood’s own #MeToo movement.