Bollywood Celebs Come Forward To Support #TanushreeDutta

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Actor Tanushree Dutta, in a recent interview, revealed that she was “sexually molested” and intimidated by actor Nana Patekar. The two were working on a film named Horn OK Please in 2009 when the incident reportedly took place.

“Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. 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 told Zoom TV.

“Everyone has gossiped about this, but they’ve never spoken. People with this kind of character speak like this against the kind of character that I have because they say she does glamourous roles, so must be glamorous and all. Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry, you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never surface because they PR package it very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t, no one knows. But all this is just for show,” she added.

Tanushree revealed that during the filming of that movie, she had complained to the director, Rakesh Sarang, about the alleged misbehaviour by Patekar. However, Sarang did not pay heed to it.

A lot of Bollywood actors have come forward on Twitter to show their solidarity for Tanushree. Actors like Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha took to Twitter and supported Tanushree.

Replying to this thread on Twitter posted by journalist Janice Sequeira, who shared a first-hand account of what happened on the sets of the film Horn ok Pleassss in 2008, Farhan Akhtar tweeted:

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Twinkle Khanna and Sonam Kapoor supported Tanushree and spoke about the need to have a safe working environment for women.

Richa Chadha and Parineeti Chopra praised Tanushree for being courageous enough to speak out.

Also: Amitabh Bachchan’s Silence Reflects Bollywood’s Stand On Harassment