Amitabh Bachchan refuses to comment on Nana Patekar harassment claims

Tanya Cunningham
September 27, 2018

Explaining his stance on the issue, Nana Patekar mentioned that no one could even think of harassing a woman in front of around 100 people present on the sets.

"I had to deal with that over the years while these people were happily enjoying the limelight", added the actress, who featured in films like "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", "Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets", "Speed" and "Dhol", and has not had a flourishing career in Bollywood.

Nana who remained unavailable for the comment, finally commented about it to Mirror Now. "Nobody has right to say anything to me", Dutta told PTI.

"He misbehaved on the sets".

"He started literally grabbing me by the arm and pushing me around". I complained about him, but it was not heard.

Dutta recently spoke out against Patekar's alleged "indecent" behaviour saying he had touched her inappropriately during a song sequence which he wasn't originally supposed to be a part of. It was a way to manipulate me.

She says she had the courage to speak out about it a decade ago when it had just happened.

The actor that her family was also attacked when she refused to do the dance step.


"They made sure that we did not escape from the studio, they locked the gates and then the cops came and they got us out". She took some missteps down South and faded into oblivion quite soon in Telugu and Tamil industries. Everybody was involved including Amit Siddiqui and Rakesh Sarangi.

Tanushree has also called out other big names from the industry - Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, for working with Nana despite knowing that he has a history of assaulting women.

The former Miss India Universe feels let down that the entire industry has continued to work with those whom she named. "He was behind everything and was supported by Ganesh Acharya, the producer and director". "He's a very sweet person, he can never do that. It's a wrong statement that Nana ji called members of some political party on set". I don't have the agreement with me because that time we used to do it verbally. "That's all", he News18.

Tanushree Dutta also roped in renowned choreographer Ganesh Acharya calling him a liar and a culprit of equal degree. I don't want them to work. I am not doing it for hidden agenda.

"I have always been hoping for an apology from all of them".

Meanwhile, stars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have weighed in on the controversy after they were asked about it at the trailer launch event for their new film, Thugs of Hindostan. "He got the job because of me and he made a decision to back stab me, of course he will support him (Nana Patekar) as he was equally complicit in the harassment". "In tears, she narrated what really happened", she added. "But if something has happened, it is always sad and people should investigate".

The #MeToo movement began with allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and triggered a global movement.

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