For a long time, after the #Metoo movement hit Hollywood, questions were raised by something similar had not happened in Bollywood and why our actresses were hesitant to share instances of harassment. But now, an actress has actually come forward to make an accusation against a well-known actor.
Former actress Tanushree Dutta has come out in the open and directly accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her at her workplace, on the sets of a 2008 film Horn OK Please. Tanushree Dutta was doing an item number in the film and she has expressed in detail in a video interview on Zoom television that Nana wanted to be intimate with her on the sets even though the script and the dance sequences had no such allowances.
Tanushree also accused Nana of intimidating her and ensuring that she was cornered the moment she raised the allegation. But unfortunately, despite this being Bollywood's #MeToo moment, expectedly her claims have been met with deaf ears.
Tanushree had in the past named Nana as her harasser but nobody supported her. The actress has reiterated that she left Bollywood after the experience.
Recently she opened up again about it but without naming the actor. But no longer. In a video that has emerged, Tanushree directly names Nana and how he sexually harassed her on the sets of the film.
Video courtesy: Zoom TV.
The earlier one was an edited version, here is the full version, where Tanushree explains in detail about what happened on the sets and how she was hounded out. She also reveals that the goons of a political party broke her car after she came out publicly with the allegations. Perhaps it is one of the reasons why she chose to save her life and run away from Bollywood.
Here's the full version of the shocking interview.