Actor Nana Patekar is hanging on the sword of arrest. After the complaint of actress Tanushree Dutta, Mumbai Police registered an FIR at Oshiwara police station. Four FIRs have been registered against actor Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang. The FIR has been lodged under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code for the purpose of molestation and punishment to the honor of the woman. Earlier yesterday, the Mumbai police had recorded Tanushree’s statement at the police station. Tanushree is alleged to have sexually assaulted by Nana Patekar during the shooting of the film ‘Horn OK Please‘ ten years ago’.
In her complaint lodged on Saturday, Tanushree Dutta claimed that Nana Patekar touched her wrongly during the shoot of a song of the film. While she had clearly told that he would not shoot any Obscene, rude or uncomfortable scene.
Wow! The wheels are finally turning. After 6 hrs of recording #TanushreeDutta’s statement & on the basis of evidence provided by her, Oshiwara Police register FIR against #NanaPatekar & 4 others under sections 354 & 509 of IPC #MeToo #TimesUp @thakur_shivangi
— Poulomi Saha (@PoulomiMSaha) October 10, 2018
Nana Patekar has denied that he used to behave inappropriately with Datta during the shooting of the film. He have described the actress’s claims as “falsehood”. A 67-year-old actor Nana Patekar’s lawyer has also sent a legal notice to Tanushree Dutta. Talking to the media, Nana said that ten years ago, things which were really true are still true.
Datta also claimed that she complained to choreographer Ganesh Acharya about this song, but she was forced to do the scene which was intimate. Dutta told that when she decided to withdraw from the movie, the goons broke her car. Dutta alleged that these goons belonged from Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra NavNirman Sena.
Following the allegations of Tanushree, #MeToo hashtag has started on social media. Under this, women belonging to the film industry, media and politics are revealing the pain of their sexual abuse. So far, film director Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl, Actor Aloknath, Singer Kailash Kher, Writer Chetan Bhagat, along with many veterans have been accused of sexual exploitation.