#MeToo snowballing issue in Bollywood
Actress Tanushree Dutta gets legal notice from Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri
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
Former Miss Universe contestant Tanushree Dutta (pictured) said she was sexually harassed by multi-awardwinning Bollywood star Nana Patekar.