Ten years ago, in 2008, Tanushree Dutta had accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the film Horn ‘OK’ Pleassss. At that time, her plea wasn’t heard the way it should’ve and was swept under the rug. But last month, Tanushree Dutta, who returned to India after ten years, accused Nana Patekar once again and even named several others including Vivek Agnihotri, who apparently asked her to strip and dance during a scene in Chocolate. Though, according to her, Vivek was later reprimanded by Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty, who were also present on the sets.
Soon after she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, his lawyer threatened a legal notice which Tanushree, in a recent statement, revealed that she’s been slapped with. But she reveals, not one but two legal notices she has received. One by Nana Patekar and another by Vivek Agnihotri. In her lengthy statement released by her spokesperson, Tanushree Dutta talks about receiving violent threats from MNS party and reveals that recently two unnamed suspicious individuals tried to enter her house and were stopped in time by security personnel.
She also said that “Court cases can run for decades without a hope for a conclusion. At the end an empty shell remains, broken hopes, A life wasted, defeated. This is the age-old saga of survivors in our nation.”
Read her full official statement below:
I have been slapped with two legal notices today. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India. Both Nana’s and Vivek Agnihotris teams are on a smear campaign against me by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms. Their supporters are coming ahead and weaving damming allegations against me even shouting at the top of their voices at press conferences. Today while I was at home and the police personnel posted outside my home were on a lunch break two unnamed suspicious individuals tried getting into our home uninvited but were stopped just in time by security personnel in the building. Later the police came back from their break and secured the premises again. Violent threats are being issued against me by the MNS party. Im being threatened to be dragged into the court and legal system of India which we all know can keep a woman and her supporters as well as media silent on the pretext of “matter subjudice” but can also further be used to harass her and drain her out financially.