Tanushree Dutta has confirmed that two legal notices have reached her -- from Vivek Agnihotri and the other from Nana Patekar. Tanushree’s accusations about harassment by Nana Patekar on the sets of the 2008 film Horn OK Pleassss has snowballed into a huge controversy while her revelation about Vivek Agnihotri making an uncalled for remark against her on the sets of the film Chocolate, also resulted in a huge backlash against the filmmaker. And now, both the men have acted against her – by sending her a legal notice.
While Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri have claimed that they are not guilty and want to take the recourse of the legal system, Tanushree, on the other hand, has claimed that she is being targeted and she has released a full statement.
Here's her full statement below:
I have been slapped with two legal notices today. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India. Both Nana's and Vivek Agnihotri’s teams are on a smear campaign against me by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms. Their supporters are coming ahead and weaving damning allegations against me even shouting at the top of their voices at press conferences.
Today while I was at home and the police personnel posted outside my home were on a lunch break, two unnamed suspicious individuals tried getting into our home uninvited but were stopped just in time by security personnel in the building. Later the police came back from their break and secured the premises again. Violent threats are being issued against me by the MNS party. I’m being threatened to be dragged into the court and the legal system of India which we all know can keep a woman and her supporters as well as the media silent on the pretext of "matter subjudice" but can also further be used to harass her and drain her out financially.
"Tareek pe Tareek pe tareek" and the dawn of justice never arrives and her whole life goes waste awaiting justice while witnesses are intimidated, discredited or simply drained of their will to stand up.. False witnesses supporting perpetrators conjured up to further weaken her case. Court cases can run for decades without a hope for a conclusion. In the end, an empty shell remains, broken hopes, A life wasted, defeated. This is the age-old saga of survivors in our nation. I walked away once from the same environment that was created for me 10 years ago... Found God, found my healing, found my peace and a new life in the United States of America. And now I stand to lose this new life too if I allow myself to get embroiled in the court system of India. And you wanted to know why the “Me Too” movement hasn't happened in India...This is why...