Former Miss Femina India Universe and Bollywood Actress, Tanushree Dutta, who elaborated her ordeal in the consecutive media interviews regarding the incident that took place ten years ago in the sets of movie Horn Ok Pleassss in the year 2008. Where she divulged that the veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has allegedly harassed her.

Renowned Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Vir Das and others.

Now Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto extended her support to Tanushree. Farida in her long Instagram post backed Tanushree by saying that “Her story is not a carton of milk that expires after a few days, ready to be discarded. So trolls: please do what you do best but it is not going to change the Truth”.

 

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Today, I interrupt my feed for a bit from all the fashion week poses to stand by what I truly Believe. I Believe Tanushree Dutta! I don’t need to know her personally, neither have been present on that horrendous day she got bullied, abused both sexually and psychologically, intimidated and shut down inorder to corroborate her story. However, I do know what Truth, Hurt and Abuse sounds like. The same way millions of people in the world know that Dr. Christine Blasey- Ford is NOT a Liar or an attention seeking, tantrum throwing overgrown child. I add my voice to the other voices coming out in support of Tanushree’s bravery because God knows this is not going to be easy for you, Tanushree. But what you have done is monumental and important and it has to shake the very core of a nation and an ideology that for too long has gotten away with heinous crimes against women and where the ugliness of misogyny has dominated the rights and suppressed any voice that has dared to speak up. Also, even if someone speaks up ( and in Tanushree’s case- speaks up AGAIN) 10 years later, it doesn’t dilute or nullify a factual, verified, double verified truth. Her story is not a carton of milk that expires after a few days, ready to be discarded. So trolls : please do what you do best but it is not going to change the Truth. India – Stand Up, Speak Up. Don’t look to just your superstars to speak up. Be your own role models and follow the voice of your conscience. Follow the truth and stand by a woman’s right to be her own wind keeper. You may just end up setting an example for many others who probably need your grit and courage to speak up. I SUPPORT TANUSHREE DUTTA.

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