Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Amitabh Bachchan refuses to comment on Nana Patekar harassment claims

Nana Patekar Dismisses Tanushree Dutta's Allegations Asks'What Sexual Harassment Balayya’s Heroine Shocking Allegations on Actor!
| 27 September, 2018, 13:17

"It was total harassment", ANI quoted her as saying. It was like people were hearing me, but were not listening.

Nana Patekar is known to express his political views and recently he said, "Politicians will keep bickering, but we are all aware of the situation facing the country now". "I'll see, it's a waste talking", he said, adding that the media will "play up anything".

"I want to take names - actor Nana Patekar, producer Sami Siddiqui, director Rakesh Sarang, and choreographer Ganesh Acharya".

On Tuesday in an interview with an Indian publication., the "Aashiq Banaya starlet" recounted the harrowing experience of working with Nana while she was filming for a dance sequence for a movie released in 2008, saying he touched and felt her inappropriately and pushed her around the sets forcibly. Her vehicle was attacked, the windshield broken.


Tanushree went on to say that she had complained about it to the producer director, but nobody paid attention. In an interview with Zoom TV, Dutta accused senior actor Patekar of being habitually disrespectful towards women in the film industry. Else, had her voice been registered back then, Tanushree's story could be the initial of exposing casting couch. The #MeToo movement began with allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and triggered a global movement. "Now whether such thing has happened or not, it is for people to investigate", he said. "Will anybody take advantage in front of 400 people?" The latter has not clarified on the actress' claims, but choreographer Ganesh Acharya has come to his defence. Something did happen that day because the shooting was also stalled for over three hours. Tanushree Dutta had claimed that he got too close for comfort on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss, when they were shooting for a special song. However, the account of a journalist, Janice Sequiera, who was on set to cover the behind the scenes of the song, confirmed that this happened. According to Zoom TV, Dutta revealed that even though the industry insiders allegedly knew about Nana Patekar's reportedly indecent behaviour with women, no one spoke about it.

Meanwhile, two other Bollywood stars were asked about the controversy.

Bachan's co-star Aamir Khan, on the other hand, said, "Without knowing anything I can not comment on this".

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