There was a chaos in the Bollywood when actress Tanushree Dutta alleged Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. In her exclusive interview, she revealed that she was sexually harassed by Nana Patekar and also had filed a complaint against him.
After her statement, not a single Bollywood star came forward to support her. In fact, the great actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan who often talk on the social issues remained silent. Salman Khan also didn’t respond on the matter.
However, actor Farhan Akhtar first took a stand. He supported Tanushree Dutta for her courageous decision to come forward and speak. Farhan wrote on his twitter account
“This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned.
Farhan was referring to Janice Sequeira’s tweet.
— Janice Sequeira (@janiceseq85) September 26, 2018
Janice said in her tweet “Some incidents that take place even a decade ago remain fresh in your memory. What happened with #TanushreeDutta on the sets of “Horn Ok Please” is one such incident – I was there. #NanaPatekar”
Priyanka Chopra, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhaskar and Twinkle Khanna have come to support Tanushree Dutta
Priyanka Chopra retweeted Farhan’s tweet by saying “Agreed..the world needs to #BelieveSurviviors.”
Actress Richa Chaddha also supported Tanushree “It hurts to be #TanushreeDutta. To be alone, questioned. No woman wants the publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity. What happened to her on set was intimidation. Her only fault was she didn’t back down-takes a special courage to be #TanushreeDutta.” She tweeted.
Swara Bhaskar and Twinkle Khanna also backed the actress. Actor turned author Twinkle Khanna by retweeting Sequeira.
Swara Bhaskar posted a video on a twitter saying she supports Tanushree Dutta.
Amid this, all Nana Patekar’s lawyer said that the legal notice has been sent to Tanushree Dutta demanding an apology for accusing Nana Patekar.
After asking Nana Patekar said “What do you mean sexual harassment? There were 50-100 people on the set with me.”