The atmosphere of the tinsel town is getting heated up with the #MeToo movement after Tanushree Dutta opened up about a harassment incident she faced in Bollywood. Recently, actress Tanushree Dutta made harassment allegations against veteran actor Nana Patekar and claimed that the actor attacked her.
The whole incident happened on the sets of Horn Ok Please where Tanushree was shooting for a song. However, the shoot was halted when Tanushree refused to shoot with Nana Patekar who reportedly wanted to do a lewd dance move with the actress which she wasn’t comfortable with. Later when she refused to come out of her vanity van, some goons appeared out of nowhere and wrecked her vanity van.
At that time the incident was dismissed by calling Tanushree unprofessional, but the recent #MeToo movement opened up old wounds. When asked, Nana Patekar brushed off the allegations and reasoned that more than 200 people were present at the location to witness such an incident.
Now many Bollywood celebrities are asked by journalists to speak up on the cause and at the recent trailer launch of Thugs Of Hindostan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan refused to comment on the matter as they were not aware of the issue.
Recently, Bollywood’s Dabangg Salman Khan attended an event and he was asked the same question which he dodged as well. Salman quotes, “I am not aware of this. Let me know and understand what is happening. I have been here and I am sure that the legal team will handle that. We will see what is going on. I am not aware of it.”
While film producer and former journalist Janice Sequeira supported the claims of Tanushree as she is a witness of the incident, the film’s director and choreographers took Nana’s side.