Tanushree Dutta came into the limelight of the #MeToo movement when she accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment at the time the movement was gaining momentum in India. In a recent development, she has opposed the B-Summary report filed by the Oshiwara police station that had given Patekar a clean chit in the sexual harassment case that she had filed against him. She was represented by her legal Representatives Advocate Nitin Satpute at Railway Mobile Court, Andheri. The court has granted Dutta time to file a protest petition against the report. Her entire legal team was present on the occasion.
However, not a single officer from the Oshiwara police station was in attendace. The case has been postponed to September 7, 2019. In October last year, Dutta filed an FIR against Patekar for behaving inappropriately with her on the sets of the 2008 film ‘Horn Ok Pleassss’. She said that he forcefully tried to insert intimate steps into the choreography. Director Rakesh Sarang, choreographer Ganesh Acharya and producer Sami Siddiqui were also named in the trial. Following this, police interrogated the witnesses, who were present during the incident.
The Oshiwara police station in Mumbai gave Nana Patekar a clean chit as they could not find any proof against him to file a charge sheet and seek trial. In fact, the report mentioned that the complaint could have been filed to seek revenge and seemed "malicious and fake". The conclusion and findings of the report stated that after much investigation, there was no solid piece of evidence against Patekar and the rest. The 13 witnesses claimed in their statements that they did not see or witness any such act or incident wherein Patekar had tried to assault Dutta. However, she had called the development "disgusting" and claimed that there was no evidence because the statements of all her witnesses were not even recorded.