Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta recently made the headlines for accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of misconduct on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleassss' in 2008. The actress in a recent interview had revealed that Nana Patekar had misbehaved with her on the sets of a song from the film. She also said that, Ganesh Acharya, the choreographer of the song was forcing her into dong intimidate steps with the actor. She complained to the producer, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang, but they did not pay heed to it and instead asked her to dance with Nana Patekar. Her revelation created a huge stir in the industry with several celebrities taking sides in the matter.
On October 6, Tanushree Dutta filed a fresh complaint against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Sami Siddiqui, Rakesh Sarang, and MNS party workers for sexual harassment.
Recently, in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Tanushree Dutta's Advocate, Nitin Satpute, revealed why the police did not take any action against the alleged perpetrators in 2008 when Tanushree Dutta had first filed a complaint.
"Tanushree Dutta in her complaint revealed what happened on the set of the song and how the culprits behaved. The police refused to write their name, stating that she will fall in trouble and then Tanushree refused to file the complaint. Then the police registered her father's FIR and removed the sexual harassment part and just registered the part about causing damage to the car."
The lawyer also said that back then, Dutta had approached the CINTAA (Cine And TV Artists Association) and filed a complaint with them. However, he lawyer said that CINTAA did not attend to her grievances and closed the file.
When asked why the police did not take the FIR further, the lawyer said, "In the FIR filed by the police in 2008, the police had made a fool out of her. Being a Bengali, she did not understand Marathi, the language in which the FIR was filed. She did not know the content of the FIR. The police had told her that an FIR has been lodged and Tanushree thought that some action has been taken."
Satpute said that they will be moving to the High court against the police officer who wrote the FIR for not including the name and role of the "culprits".
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