Women’s Commission sends notice to Nana Patekar, 3 others

Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss

Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss

Actor Nana Patekar on Monday cancelled a press conference where he was due to address the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by actress Tanushree Dutta.

Now, looking into the complaint, the Mumbai Police has come into action and will visit her home in the evening to record her statement.

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She has filed the complaint at the Oshiwara police station against Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sameer Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang.

Amidst the Nana Patekar and Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment controversy, a video featuring Akshay Kumar allegedly speaking against Tanushree went viral. The Aashiq Banaya Apne actress had accused the veteran actor of sexually assaulting her on the sets of Horn Ok Please in 2008.

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In a letter, Dutta said that she lodged her complaint for the registration of FIR under Sections 354, 354 (A), Section 34 and Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). "He grabbed me by the arm and pushed me towards him around on the pretext of teaching me how to dance", read one part of the complaint. But according to her, it was not a complete statement and many portions of it were deleted. Dutta has said that Patekar had harassed her during the shooting of a film in 2008 and she had spoken out about the incident but nothing happened and she was even thrown out of the film.

On the way out, her auto was attacked but with the help of the police she managed to escape from the spot, it added.

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Patekar has denied the allegations and had sent Dutta a legal notice to withdraw the claims and issue an apology.

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