A few months ago, Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. It spearheaded the #MeToo movement in India and brought out many other cases against actors, directors who had been allegedly behaving inappropriately with women. Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Raju Hirani and Sajid Khan were also one of the accused individuals in the #MeTooIndia movement. Phantom Films had been dissolved due to Vikas Bahl's controversy however, Alok Nath continued to appear in Ajay Devgn's film 'De De Pyaar De'.
According to recent reports Tanushree Dutta’s case against Nana Patekar for sexual harassment is not going her way. Reports say there are no eyewitnesses coming forward to corroborate her allegations against Patekar. Her case is therefore getting weaker. But Tanushee has another story to tell. Speaking to this writer she reiterates, “There are eyewitnesses supporting and corroborating my complaint and their statements have been recorded. It was an uphill task as few were intimidated and got calls from Nana’s people to keep quiet. Few others still scared to give their statement and will need more reassurance of their safety as in such cases the accused use all the tricks to make sure the case against them becomes weak.”
Tanushree asserts her battle against sexual harassment is not personal. “I'm setting an example by carrying on with my efforts to prove my allegiance and commitment to the well being of the marginalized and oppressed in our nation.This is war against evil and who said it was going to be child's play?” Tanushree feels it is an uphill with even women, like Daisy Shah, tacitly supporting Patekar. “Such acts of social protest always are an uphill task. But I'm receiving an immense amount of support from decent men who are willing to stand by me and bring down this oppression,” says Tanushree.