PATEKAR Proposing To Take Legal Action Against Tanushree Sexual harassment Allegation

AFTR initially laughing off allegation made by model turned actor Tanushree Datta of sexual harassment by veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, he has decided to take legal action against the Jamshedpur born Bengali beauty. Among those who has extended support to her are Priyanka Chopra and her cousin Parineeti Chopra, Raveena Tandon and Farhan Akhtar .Patekar‘s  lawyer has issued an official statement  saying they are in the process of sending a  legal notice  to her. He said Tanushree  Dutta  has made false allegations and has spoken untruth. In the first place, the notice being sent seeking apology for her statements making allegations. In an interview with News18 on September 25, Dutta recounted being sexually harassed by Patekar on the set of 2008 film Horn OK Pleasessss. Though the actress had raised her voice against the incident then none of the eye witnesses  has come forward to support her. Dutta has accused Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her verbally and physically while filming a dance number for the film. The actress claimed that Patekar wanted to do an intimate scene with her in the song and when she refused to do it, the veteran actor allegedly called members of a political party on the set to intimidate her. Dutta also made allegations against the film’s choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Rakesh Sarang and producer Sameer Siddiqui of ganging up against her by witnessing everything mutely and not helping her out. However, they have denied the allegations. Meanwhile, Ishita Dutta, Tanushree  Dutta’s sister, who made her Bollywood debut with Drishyam, recalls the harrowing incident when her parents were attacked by goons 10 years ago  in an interview to Bollywood Life. In .08 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleasessss. Tanushree added that he also sent goons after her when she refused his unwelcome advances, who attacked and bashed her car with her parents inside it.Her sister  Ispita said  ” Tanushree, who quit films after 2010, has been a major support system for her career as an actress and that she is thankful for all the support Tanushree is getting in her battle for justice.Meanwhile, tweets stating “I believe Tanushree Dutta” have poured in from Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra and others, with Twinkle Khanna among them, whose husband Akshay Kumar was named by Ms Dutta as an actor who made films with Mr Patekar despite allegedly knowing of his conduct. Tanushree Dutta’s version of events has been partly confirmed in tweets by journalist Janice Sequeira and Shyni Shetty who was then an assistant director on the sets of the film  (with inputs with NDTV).

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