Nana Patekar, who has been accused by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta for misbehaving with her on the sets of a film back in 2008, held a press conference this afternoon only to keep mum about the issue. After calling the media, Nana decided to refuse to talk about Tanushree and her allegations against him. When the media questioned him about the ongoing issue, he said that his lawyers have asked him to refrain from commenting on it. Well then, why call for a press conference in the first place, if you wouldn't be speaking to the press about the allegations against you? Also, not to forget, a couple of days back, the actor did speak up against Tanushree's claims calling her his daughter. Tanushree Dutta Sexual Harassment Row Live Updates: Nana Patekar Stays Mum at the Press Conference.
To brief you up, let us tell you, Tanushree Dutta was asked in an interview if the #MeToo movement will ever take place in Indian cinema. To which, she had replied saying: "The thing is that our country has become so hypocritical, and people constantly ask why #MeToo movement is not happening in India, it won’t happen unless and until you’ll acknowledge what happened with me in 2008.” And just like that, a can of worms had been opened. The statement snowballed into resurfacing of the sexual harassment allegations that Tanushree had made against Horn Ok Pleasss co-star Nana Patekar. This time there are people supporting her instead of ignoring her.
Over the course of past one week, many Bollywood celebs have come forward in support of Tanushree and many have not. Tanushree recalled the incident blow by blow in several interviews, again and again. Nana has denied the allegations. He was supposed to hold a press conference today, which he cancelled in the morning after Tanushree filed a police complaint. The matter is now officially taking a legal course.