Dear Bollywood, Are You Listening? Actress Tanushree Dutta Says Nana Patekar Got Her Assaulted And Has A History Of Assaulting Actresses
This is an unspoken truth, she added.
New Delhi: The #MeToo movement has gained momentum in Hollywood. The Indian film industry is also witnessing a new turn of events where more actresses are coming forward and sharing their horrifying experiences. The latest in the list is Tanushree Dutta who underlined how actor Nana Patekar assaulted her in a movie set.
“Everyone knows about Nana Patekar. He has always been rude and abusive towards women. Everyone knows that he has a history of assaulting women and that is an unspoken truth in this industry,” Tanushree told Zoom TV in an interview.
She narrated an incident which resulted in her car getting vandalised on the sets of the filmHorn ‘OK’ Pleassss. Tanushree said that Nana Patekar abused and assaulted her, and added, “Post the incident on the sets ofHorn ‘OK’ Pleassss, Nana Patekar called up this political party who has a reputation of lynching and causing damages on the sets. And the producers called up the media to gain publicity from the whole situation. On one side we had the media and on the other side we had the political party workers. They vandalised my car completely. So, I got off my vanity van and head towards our vehicle.”
The actress’ father told the producers that they wanted to leave the sets and pointed out that Nana Patekar “has been troubling” his daughter for the last two days and that “she will not do any dance with him”. Further, her father even asked the producers to think over the situation before sitting on their vehicle to leave. However, media personnel gathered their and the political party workers started attacking their car, the actress said.