No-win-no-loss is the situation Nana Patekar’s friends in the film industry find themselves in. They are damned if they speak up against him and damned if they don’t.
It is being said in various corners of the film industry that Nana Patekar has been reaching out for support. Now, his friends, who range from Anil Kapoor and John Abraham to N Chandra and Uddhav Thackeray don’t know whether to avoid his calls or speak to him and extend their support.
Says a well-informed source, “The industry is sharply polarized. One section feels Nana must be named and shamed. Another feels he’s not bad-hearted, just hot-tempered. For that, he can’t be sent to jail.”
In the meanwhile, Nana has decided to tell his side of the story at a press conference where at least some of his powerful friends will speak up in his favour. While John Abraham, Mehul Kumar and N Chandra may defend Nana, Amitabh Bachchan and others from his ilk know nothing about what should be done to him.
Earlier, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked about his opinion, he sidestepped the question saying his name was neither Tanushree or Nana and hence, he wouldn’t know the details. His statements were severely criticised. Salman Khan too was rapped for refusing to comment on the question regarding Tanushree Dutta’s allegations.