Ever since the news of the incident on the sets of ‘Horn Ok Please’ pertaining to Nana Patekar’s misbehaviour with Tanushree Dutta resurfaced, Indian film fraternity is seen going through its very own #MeToo movement. Bollywood’s bigwigs have also shown their support through social media.
Tanushree, a resident of United States now, lived a life of solitude and silence for a decade. However, she now says she hasn’t been so vocal about anything before. The actress, who in a statement shared how she is planning to take a legal action, says she doesn’t want the case to end.
Exclusively speaking to Republic TV, she quipped, “I don’t want to close the case. This is a dialogue and a mission that is bigger than me.”
While industry insiders that remained mum so far are sharing their thoughts on the incident, veteran actor and accused Nana Patekar is filming for his forthcoming film ‘Housefull 4'.
Rumours have it that the actor is holding a press conference on the incident after he returns from ‘Jaisalmer’ in the first week of October. Reacting to this, Tanushree said, “Be prepared for an award-winning performance with a close-up shot of him looking into camera!! Pathological liars this bunch...smear campaign failed and now this!”
Tanushree, who has been keeping unwell ever since the incident turned into a controversy says an enlightened approach is needed to look at these sensitive times, in an exclusive open letter to Republic TV.
In the letter, she stated, "Countless millions suffer persecution on top of harassment because no one speaks out and if someone does, it opens and closes like a case file, discussed, debated but never a rightful conclusion. This is making people uncomfortable, uneasy, agitated because the deep-seated misogynistic programming of our society has conditioned it to shove it deep in our subconscious. This dialogue is bringing it out. Smear campaigns and violent outbursts are part of the same persecution machinery. It's an awareness campaign and a process to induce personal responsibility for one's own actions. Public figures getting away sends a very wrong message in a society that is crumbling from the inside. These are sensitive times...A sensitive, intelligent and enlightened approach is needed to look at it."
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