The Bollywood 'MeToo' movement that started with former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta's allegations on veteran actor Nana Patekar for alleged misconduct. The ongoing controversy took a legal turn after Nana sent a legal notice to Tanushree Dutta denying all allegations. On the other hand, the actress filed a police complaint on October 6 at Oshiwara, registered an FIR under section 354, 354(A), section 34 and section 509 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Samee Siddiqui, Rakesh Sarang and MNS party workers.
Shedding light on the incident that happened 10 years ago on the sets of the film, 'Horn OK Pleassss', Tanushree Dutta accused actor Nana Patekar of misconduct on the sets of the film. The actress, who was last seen on the big screens in 2010, accused the 'Welcome' star of misbehaving with her during the shooting of a special song for the film. The news created a huge stir in the industry and several Bollywood stars spoke up in favour of the actress. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Twinkle Khanna, Simi Garewal, Lisa Ray, and Parineeti Chopra among others extended their support to the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress.
While veteran actor Nana is scheduled to address a press conference on October 8, Republic TV exclusively got in touch with Tanushree's advocate Nitin Satpute, who revealed a lot about the insides of the case. The advocate said that Tanushree's fight is not just to get justice for herself, but for every woman who goes through any kind of harassment at their workplace.
In the statement, Advocate Satpute said, "Tanushree feels that every woman should have a safe environment in their workplace. So, she is moving to the High Court for the implementation of Vishakha case judgment passed by the Supreme Court. She wants this to be implemented in every professional platform. Like Vishakha committee, Tanushree committee should be formed in the Cine Artistes' Association to readdress the issue of sexual harassment issues at the workplace."
The 'Vishakha Guidelines' were a set of procedural guidelines, that were implemented in India in cases of sexual harassment. They were promulgated by the Indian Supreme Court in 1997 and were superseded in 2013 by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in 2013.
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