#MeToo snow­balling is­sue in Bol­ly­wood

Ac­tress Tanushree Dutta gets le­gal no­tice from Nana Patekar, Vivek Ag­ni­hotri

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AC­TRESS Tanushree Dutta has re­ceived two le­gal no­tices, one each on be­half of vet­eran ac­tor Nana Patekar and film­maker Vivek Ag­ni­hotri.

“I’ve been slapped with two le­gal no­tices. One from Nana Patekar and an­other from Vivek Ag­ni­hotri. This is the price you pay for speak­ing out against ha­rass­ment, hu­mil­i­a­tion and in­jus­tice in In­dia,” Tanushree said in a state­ment.

The former beauty queen said both Nana and Ag­ni­hotri’s teams are on a smear cam­paign against her by con­struct­ing out­right lies and mis­in­for­ma­tion on so­cial me­dia plat­forms and other pub­lic plat­forms.

She said since com­ing out she has been threat­ened, even at her home and she doubted the court process. “I am be­ing threat­ened to be dragged into the court and le­gal sys­tem of In­dia, which we all know, can keep a woman and her sup­port­ers, as well as me­dia silent on the pre­text of ‘mat­ter sub­ju­dice’, but can also fur­ther be used to ha­rass her and drain her out fi­nan­cially.”

The ac­tress, who played in films like Aashiq Banaaya Aapne and Choco­late: Deep Dark Se­crets, last month spoke out against al­leged ha­rass­ment she faced from Nana on the sets of a 2008 film. She had been vo­cal about her ex­pe­ri­ence even a decade ago, but says she was si­lenced due to the power game.

Nana had last week dis­missed Tanushree’s claim, while Ag­ni­hotri has said she is pulling off a pub­lic­ity stunt. – IANS

PIC­TURE: REUTERS/AD­NAN ABIDI

Former Miss Uni­verse con­tes­tant Tanushree Dutta (pic­tured) said she was sex­u­ally ha­rassed by multi-award­win­ning Bol­ly­wood star Nana Patekar.

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