Just a day before a report in Mumbai Mirror suggested that Police officials have given a clean chit to Nana Patekar in Tanushree Dutta's sexual assault case. As per the report, since the Oshiwara police was unable to find a single witness who will support her claims, they decided to give the actor a clean chit. Even Daisy Shah, who was then assisting choreographer Ganesh Acharya was unable to recall the correct events and failed to support Tanushree's claims. However, the case is far from getting over. The actress has now issued a statement clarifying that the investigation is still going on and Nana Patekar is not a free bird yet. His PR team is apparently spreading these false stories and her lawyer will soon organise a press conference on her behalf. Ajay Devgn Responds To Tanushree Dutta's Question On Alok Nath's Inclusion In 'De De Pyaar De', Read The Detailed Statement Here!
In her statement Tanushree wrote, There is a false rumour floating in the Media that Nana Patekar has been given clean chit by Police in the harassment case. I wish to clarify that the Mumbai police have given no such statement and that the investigation on the matter is still ongoing as confirmed by my advocate Nitin Satpute and the Mumbai Police. Mr Satpute will be holding a press conference on my behalf in Mumbai very soon and give clarity on the proceedings of the case. We have come to know that Nana Patekar's public relations team is responsible for spreading this false rumour because the accused in harassment cases are not getting any work in the industry and this is their attempt at damage control and fixing the public image. I urge the media and public to not jump to conclusions based on heresy and to please check facts doubly before printing as there is too much misinformation being spread and the public needs to know the truth on the matter. It is true that the investigation has been slow due to constant threat calls from Nana's people received by many key witnesses from our side who have been unable to record their statement due to fear and intimidation. False witnesses have been presented in their place to mislead the investigation. Calls have been coming to witnesses from all kinds of sources to discourage them from telling the truth. Under such circumstances what manner of investigation or justice is possible? But I still have hope that no matter how long it takes I can expect to see Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, Producer Sami Siddique and Director Rakesh Sawant behind bars for orchestrating the harassment and mob attack on me and my family in our car. How can the cops give a clean chit to one person when my FIR was filed against four people?? So there is major foul play going on here with all sorts of lies being spread by Nana's team. To these four I want to say..10 years I stayed away from the industry because of the trauma of the mob attack, the harassment and the pub.
Well, those were some tedious and shocking seven months after she introduced Bollywood to the #MeToo movement. Nana Patekar was soon followed by other prominent names like Subhash Ghai, Luv Ranjan, Bhushan Kumar, Vikas Bahl and others. The movement was the need of the hour and we're glad for we were able to witness it. For more updates on Tanushree's case stay tuned to LatestLY.