Tanushree Dutta’s interview on harassment gone viral on internet.
In an interview with Zoom TV , Dutta claimed that the industry knew about the incident, however, they chose to stay mum about it. “Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women.
Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta has alleged that she was harassed ten years ago by fellow actor Nana Patekar during the shooting of a movie titled Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. People in the industry know 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 said. Watch the interview here:
Many popular comedians also took a stand on the issue and wondered why Bollywood stars are not speaking out about the issue. Here are some of the many posts supporting Dutta.
Bollywood by and large has kept silent on the issue, but many from the industry such as Rucha Chadha, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra and Twinkle Khanna have expressed their support to Dutta.
Things aren’t the same anymore (even though, they aren’t exactly different either). The #MeToo movement has encouraged women to come out and speak about sexual misconduct in the West. If it’s, in turn, inspiring women in India to speak out, we need to find a way to encourage it.
We all know there are hundreds and thousands of women who are too afraid to speak out against sexual assault and misconduct, lest they be called “unprofessional”. They will only speak up if we appreciate – even laud – the courage of #TanushreeDutta, and not look the other way.
Apparently, if you’re a charitable man, it is okay to harass women in their workplace. Hmmm good point. Why did we never think of that #TanushreeDutta #NanaPatekar https://twitter.com/Khiladi_desi/status/1045563741134192640 …
@TanushreeDutta I know now that you are a warrior.
Hope I could be as strong and brave as you one day.
— NP 💞 (@MehgnaMathur) September 28, 2018
— Arpita Chatterjee (@arpitachatter) September 28, 2018