“I was sexually exploited 10 years ago,” says actress Tanushree Dutta; says “Me Too” campaign will never come to Bollywood

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Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta

The Hush Post: Joining the league of celebrities who were sexually exploited, Tanushree Dutta has said she was also exploited. The actress has said that she was sexually exploited 10 years ago in 2008 on the sets of a movie.

Recently, actresses like Richa Chadda, Konkona SenSharma, Radhika Apte and Swara Bhasker had spoken about their sexual exploitation. Latest to join this league is Tanushree Dutta. In an interview with News 18, Tanushree Dutta spoke about her sexual exploitation. The actress explained that how the #MeToo movement has made her feel.

Tanushree Dutta
Tanushree Dutta

“The thing is that our country has become so hypocritical, and people constantly ask why #MeToo movement is not happening in India, it won’t happen unless and until you’ll acknowledge what happened with me in 2008,” Tanushree said

She added: “The #MeToo happened in Hollywood a year or two back, but in India it happened several years ago. 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 what happened but the memory and the popular perception of it is that Tanushree Dutta spoke up against harassment and then she was no more.”

Tanushree says her sexual exploitation happened on the sets of a movie in 2008

Tanushree has accused an unnamed actor of misbehaving with her in 2008. This happened during the shooting of a song in “Horn OK Please” movie. Tanushree alleged that the actor allegedly grabbing her by the arms, pushed her around, asked the choreographers to move aside. Thus he taught her how to dance and even wanted to do an intimate sequence with her. She said but her contract clearly stated it was a “solo” dance sequence. Tanushree alleged that the actor made her uncomfortable to an extent that she eventually had to opt out of the song. She said she is still dealing with the trauma that experience has caused her.

Tanushree also brought up how disappointed she was with the Bollywood.

“The entire industry saw what happened but there was not one word of condemnation from anybody. Every single person in this country remembers my incident and this was something on national TV for three days but even today there’s a stoic silence on that. So, my question is, ‘Who is going to believe these hypocrites?’ These are the people who stand up and raise their voice against women empowerment,” Tanushree said.

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