Tanushree Dutta, last Saturday, filed a police complaint against Nana Patekar for allegedly sexually harassing her on the sets of a film Horn Okk Pleassss in 2008. The police have confirmed receiving the complaint and the probe will begin soon. Tanushree filed the complaint at Oshiwara police station in Mumbai against Patekar and also choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang.
According to Dutta's advocate Nitin Satpute, the actor will be giving a statement to the police on Sunday. "We have filed a police complaint, they are investigating the matter and tomorrow (Sunday) they have called her (Dutta) for recording her statement," Satpute told PTI.
He added that a similar complaint had been filed by the actor back in 2008 as well. In a letter, Dutta said that she lodged her complaint for the registration of FIR under Sections 354, 354 (A), Section 34 and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Tanushree Dutta's lawyer on Saturday said that the actress will move the High Court if the police failed to take adequate action against the accused. Addressing the media, Advocate Nitin Satpute said, "We have all evidence of the incident and will move the High Court if proper action is not taken by the police."
On being asked why the actress filed a complaint ten years late, Satpute said, "Tanushree had tried to lodge an FIR against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, the director and producer of the movie in 2008, but police made fool of her by registering a case only against the incident of attack on her vehicle and didn't mention anyone's name. (sic)"
He added, "Since she doesn't know Marathi, she was unaware of it. Moreover, she was also in depression due to the harassment that she had undergone. Now that Tanushree has recovered she decided to take action and registered a case against them."