The voice that they tried to suppressed then is back but it's only stronger and determined now. Tanushree Dutta who was sexually harassed by veteran film actor Nana Patekar on the sets of Horn Ok Please ten years ago is back to seek justice and unveil the dark and horrible side of our entertainment industry. The Chocolate actress in her earlier interaction with Zoom channel revealed how she was allegedly harassed by the actor on the film's set. While many industry people including actors like Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Daisy Shah, Simi Grewal and Twinkle Khanna have voiced their support for the actress, the latest actor to join this list is Arjun Kapoor. Kangana Ranaut on Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar Controversy: I Appreciate Her Courage to Speak About Alleged Harassment.
Arjun who's busy promoting Namastey England these days recently had a chat with India Today. When the actor was asked to react on this controversy, he sided with Tanushree saying, "If what she is saying is true then we as an industry would want that nobody experiences this again. We have to create an environment of equality. It's important that women should feel safe in a working environment." He further said that it's sad that this issue has come to light after 10 years, adding, as someone from the industry, he would want that no girl should feel this and wants the industry to be the safest place in the world. "It's disappointing that such a thing has happened with Tanushree. If the allegations are true, we need to introspect." Tanushree Dutta on Nana Patekar Row: This Is a War That I Have Been Called to Partake.
While the makers of Horn Ok Please have denied all the allegations, a viral video from the day of the incident 10 years back is surfacing on the internet. In the video, you can see the attackers puncturing the tyre of her car. They also hit the car windows that led to the shattering of glass. One of the protestors also jumped on the hood of the car in order to cause the damage. It was only later that the police arrived and took away the attackers. Tanushree sat in the car trying to keep her calm while the entire incident traumatised her.