After Sajid Khan stepped down as the director of Housefull 4, it is now actor Nana Patekar who has distanced himself from the film.
A senior police officer said that since the FIR is recorded based on the law in place at the time of the alleged incident in 2008, the sections invoked in the FIR are 354 and 509, which are bailable.
In her two page written complaint, Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of inappropriate behaviour on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss at Filimistan Studios in Goregaon west in March 2008.
Nana Patekar broke his silence. Though he refrained from divulging much details, all he said was the truth will not change. Nana has been accused by Tanushree Dutta for sexual harassment during the shooting of Horn Ok Pleassss.
Nana Patekar on Monday cancelled a press conference where he was due to address the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by actor Tanushree Dutta. The media was informed about the cancellation by Nana’s son Malhar.
Earlier in the day, actor Nana Patekar said, “Whatever I had to say, I said 10 years back. What is a lie, is a lie. I’ll hold a press conference soon.”
Tanushree Dutta was recently slapped with two legal notices by Nana Patekar and director Vivek Agnihotri, with whom she worked in the film Chocolate.
Social activist and lawyer Gaurav Gulati has registered a complaint with the National Commision for Women demanding an investigation into the sexual harassment charges levelled by Tanushree Dutta.
CINTAA general secretary Sushant Singh talks about the decision to apologise to Tanushree Dutta, the association’s grievance redressal system and why such few cases of sexual harassment come to light.
Frieda Pinto and Nandita Das support Tanushree Dutta and urge people to speak out
Maharashtra minister Deepak Kesarkar also asked why was an FIR not registered all these years.
As part of the statement, Singh explained that CINTAA’s guidelines and constitution do not allow the current committee to take cases that date back more than three years, therefore barring them from addressing Tanushree Dutta’s grievance in the present.
Tanushree Dutta’s account is trivialised by film industry bigwigs. An honest conversation on sexual abuse of women is ruled out.
Tanushree Dutta has levied sexual harassment charges against Nana Patekar during the shooting of a song in the 2008 film Hork Ok Pleassss. While Nana’s team claimed to have sent a legal notice to Tanushree, the actor refused of getting any such notice.
Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta has raised her voice again after she was allegedly harassed by co-actor Nana Patekar ten years ago.