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.
#Video | Tanushree Dutta says she feared for her parents lives and had to walk away from the industry as she was scared of being on movie sets after the incident. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/v0z247sZBu
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) September 28, 2018
Given the recent developments, I am putting together a team of lawyers and advocates to defend my interests. Also contrary to claims made by Nana’s lawyer I have not received any legal notice. So bluffmaster gogo needs to step up his game a bit here: Tanushree Dutta (File pic) pic.twitter.com/cTXjjVVnO8
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2018
Renowned Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Swara Bhaskar, Sonam Kapoor, Richa Chadha, Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Vir Das and others.
If my previous tweet sounds vague let me clarify it. This should stop the questioning of intention of Tanushree Datta because there is a witness account of what happened and @janiceseq85 is as credible as the come .
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 28, 2018
Global star @priyankachopra comes out in support of #TanushreeDutta via @etimeshttps://t.co/2xAnhi6Yeo
— Times of India (@timesofindia) September 28, 2018
Absolute vulgar & sleazy thug & male chauvinist, this failed director who prides himself for having coined the word UrbanNaxals. See how he harassed a brave young actress Tanushree Dutta https://t.co/0MnwiQr3LR
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) September 29, 2018
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.