Tanushree Dutta’s voice was the person who got #MeToo in India with her bold statement against renowned actor Nana Patekar’s harassment on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Please’ (2009). She levied a harassment case on Patekar post revelation of the incident which took place a decade back. When asked why she spoke up now, Dutta always maintained that there are videos when she spoke up at that time, and videos of her being harassed as she tried to leave the sets.
Videos are available online and Patekar also has a harassment case levied on him,which he denies, reports DNA India. The industry took a strong stance on #MeToo after many people came forward. Patekar, who was supposed to be acting in the movie ‘Housefull 4,’ was thrown out of the film and replaced with another star. The same happened with director Sajid Khan too.
The makers of the film maintained that if the actor/director receives a clean chit, they all would definitely work together, but till then, the court needs to decide the fate of the actor/director. Recently news reports stated that Patekar, like Alok Nath, received a clean chit on #MeToo stance. Clarifying the same, Dutta released a statement claiming that these are nothing but rumours spread by Patekar’s team since the actor is out of work. She also went on to state that her spokesperson, a police official, would hold a press conference for the same soon enough.
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