Admire Her Resilience: Tanushree Dutta Extends Support To Bhavana Menon

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Tanushree Dutta Supports Bhavana Menon: On January 11, Tanushree Dutta extended support to actor Bhavana Menon, who took to social media on Monday to open up about the alleged sexual assault by actor Dileep. Many Bollywood personalities have extended support to the actor. Dutta, who started India’s MeToo Movement in 2018 when she accused Nana Patekar of harassment while filming Horn Ok Pleassss, took to social media to recount the psychological trouble a woman goes through to out the perpetrator.

On January 10, Bhavana Menon posted on her Instagram feed a note with a heart emotion as the caption. In the note, she stated that the journey from “being a victim to becoming a survivor” is not easy and for the last five years until now, her “identity” has been suppressed “under the weight of the assault inflicted” on her.

“Though I am not the one who has committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive. Now when I hear so many voices speak up for me I know that I am not alone in this fight for justice,” she added.

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Indeed so, as Tanushree Dutta reposted her note and extended support to Menon and asked her to keep fighting and get justice despite the years of “antagonism and oppression.” Dutta also wrote that she admires her “resilience” and also mentioned her husband, Naveen for the support he is providing her with.

Writing about her experience after speaking up, Dutta stated that she had to “move on to build up my broken psyche, life and career,” adding, “I had no one who remotely loved me enough to continue to stand by me & provide the real tangible support I needed. All I had are people who would much rather see me struggle & fail so I can give them company in their eternal misery!”

Dutta further wrote that she got tired of the “negativity and anger” amongst other emotions. “I had already spent a large part of the 12 years post 2008 feeling low, anxious, depressed, angry & gloomy.” She also said that she has been on medication for chronic anxiety for the last two years and only now does she feel “normal and like myself.”

Talking about the witnesses in her case, she said that they were coerced and silenced. “There was no point fighting when nobody wants you to win.”

Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar too had extended her support to Menon on Monday, when she shared her statement in her Instagram Stories with the caption, “More power to you.”