During the press con of No Filter Neha, the present guests were asked to comment on the ongoing controversy. It takes a lot of courage to stand up and say that I wanted to tell my story so, I think women need to be supported and encouraged to do that," she said.
"I completely stand by and support any woman who wants to share her story," Soha further said.
Neha Dhupia said, "Not just as an actor but as a woman when I started reading and hearing about it, it made me angry and furious."
"Sometimes, I see people are still questioning it but there is no need of questioning them. We have to believe them," she added.
After filing an official complaint with the police, Tanushree Dutta is leaving no stone unturned to have her voice heard. She has now sought help from Maharashtra State Commission for Women.
Talking about the same, her lawyer, Nitin Satpute, on Monday told ANI, "The complaint has been lodged with the Maharashtra State Commission for Women. Tomorrow we are going to move the complaint to the District Officer as per the Sexual Harassment Act Section 9. "
Farhan has been very vocal about the Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar row. The actor has demanded justice for Tanushree on his social media. Now, he has defended the actress again.
Farhan told Hindustan Times, "If the woman has decided to speak up, least we can do is listen to what she has to say. My biggest annoyance was even before we listened [to her story], people were insinuating that ‘because her career was over, she still wants attention’. I found that in really bad taste."
Tanushree Dutta's fight against the rot in Bollywood has only begun. The actress is being made to answer uncomfortable answers again and again. In her latest interview, the actress was asked about the allegations that she is accusing Nana Patekar of harassmant for publicity.
“I have been called names... people have said I am doing this for publicity. I had complained soon after the incident. Also, if I wanted publicity, I would have gone ahead with the song and later performed it for stage shows. But I chose to walk away," the actress said at an event named We The Women in Bengaluru on Sunday.
This can't even be called a press conference. In the media briefing that lasted less than 2 minutes, Nana only said that his lawyers have advised him to not speak on the matter. The actor said that his statement is the same as what he said in 2008.
To be noted that Nana had denied all allegations in 2008. He even went on to say that Tanushree is like his daughter and there must have been some misunderstanding.
As promised earlier, Nana Patekar has indeed arrived to address the media. We are eagerly waiting to hear his side of the story. Stay tuned to know what the accused actor has to say.
After the initial reports surfaced that Nana Patekar has cancelled press conference, seems like the actor has changed plans again. Now, the press con is being held in Mumbai. Reporters have reached the venue and the conversation will begin shortly. Stay tuned to LatestLY.
Akshay Kumar very recently shot with Nana Patekar for Housefull 4. The actor is yet to give out a statement on the Tanushree-Nana case. But a video where he can be seen addressing it is going viral. Akshay has clarified that the video, from a press conference he recently attended, is badly edited to make him look bad.
Twitterati has, indeed, dug out the full original video where the actor's response is to a question entirely unrelated to Tanushree's case. Akshay filed a complaint against the video to cyber police in Bandra, after which it was taken off.
As per a new report by NewsX, a complaint has been filed against Tanushree Dutta by Samee Siddiqui. He was the producer of the film, Horn Ok Please, on sets of which the alleged harassment took place in 2008. This is the second complaint filed against the actress. The news channel also claims that they are in possession of the FIR that the actress lodged in 2008.
To be noted, in an earlier sting operation carried out by Times Now, Samee was seen saying that Tanushree was on her periods on the day the incident took place, which could be why she got irritated so easily.
Tanushree Dutta was asked in an interview if the #MeToo movement will ever take place in Indian cinema. She replied, "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 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 as you read this. Here are the updates.