“Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has been bad towards women. People know his background — that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them,” Tanushree said
The Hush Post: Actress Tanushree Dutta has thrown up a scoop. Yesterday she said that she was sexually harassed in Bollywood about 10 years ago.
She was allegedly harassed by none other than the actor on the sets of 2009 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. For the first time, she blamed actor Nana Patekar for sexual harassment. In an interview with Zoom TV, Tanushree Dutta said that the industry allegedly knew about Nana’s ‘indecent behaviour’ with women, no one came forward to speak about it. “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has been bad towards women. People know his background — that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them. His behaviour with women has been crude, to say the least. But no publication has bothered to print it,” she told Zoom TV.
On Tuesday, when asked about the impact of # Me Too movement in the Indian film industry, she said that #MeToo movement won’t reach India until women accept what happened with them. She added that though people spoke in hush-hush tones, nobody she forward to support her.
Tanushree said that there’s no hope for a better work atmosphere if A-listers keep working with people like Nana Patekar. She said: “Akshay Kumar has made films with him in last few years. Rajinikanth too worked with him (in Kaala). If such big stars keep working with such people then there’s no hope for any movement to happen.”
“Everyone has gossiped about this but they’ve never spoken. People with this kind of character speak like this against the kind of character that I have because they say she does glamourous roles so must be glamorous and all. Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never surface because they are PR packaged very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t know, no one knows. But all this is just for show,” she added.
Tanushree Dutta was signed for a special song sequence in Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss, which she eventually dropped, citing Nana Patekar’s misbehaviour as the reason.