Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta has alleged veteran actor Nana Patekar sexually harassed her. During on interview, Tanushree said that Nana reputation of sexual misconduct is well known in the Hindi film industry, but little has been done about it. Everyone knows about Nana 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 said during interview with Zoom.
Tanushree allegations come a day after she alleged that she had been mistreated on the sets of her 2008 film Horn Ok Please. However she had not disclosed the name of the actor. While speaking to the News18, the actor was asked about the #MeeToo movement and she said it will never arrive in Indian because of the industry hypocrisy.
We cannot expect change until what happened to me in 2008 is acknowledge she had said, Further, Tanushree said. I was probably one of the first people in the history of this country in the media field to speak up and stand up.
Everybody saw that happened but the memory and the popular perception of it is that Tanushree Dutta spoke up against harassment and then she wa no more. The actor had also given a detailed account of how the male actor had forced himself into a solo dance sequence, touched her inappropriately and even demanded an intimate scene be retroactively added to the film. Tanushree had to eventually drop out the dance number