Shocking! Actress names 'Kaala' actor for sexual harassment

27 September, 2018, 11:44 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Tanushree Dutta accuses Nana Patekar of harassment on sets of 2009 film

And though she never even registered a formal complaint, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) took strong exception to her allegations of Nana's indecent behaviour and wrote notes to various movie producer associations, asking them to blacklist Tanushree.

Further adding about this culture which prevails in the entire Bollywood, Tanushree quipped, "The entire industry saw what happened but there was not one word of condemnation from anybody". The producers, meanwhile, called the media for publicity. "Nana Patekar wanted to do an intimate step with me during the dance sequence which was supposed to be solo", Dutta said.

A bold Tanushree says how leading ladies in films are roped in by the lead Hero and not casting director on the basis of sexual favors she can afford to do.

She also lamented that if Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth also kept working with Nana Patekar, then there was no hope for women. She says that she had been to the sets as a reporter on behalf of Aaj Tak to collect some behind the scenes stories and had encountered a visibly upset Tanushree, tensed choreographer and director in a heated up talk and halted shooting. "People in the industry know about his background. that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them, his behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it", she said during an interview with Zoom. And that everybody knows how Rude is Nana to women but none spoke about it. "He was behind everything and was supported by Ganesh Acharya, the producer and director".




Well, this sure is a shocking revelation about Nana Patekar, isn't it? Even though starlet Sri Reddy had named some actors and film-makers from the Telugu film industry of sexually exploiting actresses like her, no Bollywood actress had yet come forward to name and shame anybody for similar offences. That he beats and assaults them is known to all but because of his PR nobody raises voice against him and everything is washed away in stream of gossips.

She pointed out that while it is people like Nana Patekar who are problematic, assumptions are made about people like her - since she is a heroine who does glamorous roles and photoshoots, she would be "easy" as well.

The starlet previously opened up about a 10-year-old controversy, in which she alleged that she was harassed by an actor on the sets of 2009 film Horn "Ok" Pleassss. Ten years ago, he had expressed surprise at the charges and said, "Tanushree is my daughter's age and I have no clue what made her say such things about me". They will give some money to some poor farmers. Rakesh Sarang, who now produces the TV show Crime Patrol, directed the film and he as well as several others seem to have been part of a cover-up that led to the incident going unreported.

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