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#MeToo | Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya Accused Of Sexual Harassment. Here's His Response

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Tanushree Dutta's accusations against veteran actor Nana Patekar has given a rise to a ' 'Me Too' movement in Bollywood.
  • Following the back-to-back accusations against celebrities, the latest one that is gaining momentum is the accusations of sexual harassment on singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya. 

In the wake of the 'Me Too' movement that had earlier taken Hollywood by storm, former actress Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment. The 2004 Miss India Pageant Winner has been making the headlines ever since. The 34-year-old claimed Nana Patekar misbehaved with her making her feel uncomfortable while shooting a special song for the film.

In addition to Patekar, the actress accused renowned choreographer Ganesh Acharya, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of harassing her while filming the song. Meanwhile, Dutta's brave step has now pushed several victims to share their stories. Several big-wigs from the entertainment industry have been named and shamed. The age of social media has left no stone unturned in shaming all those accused of sexual harassment. Following the back-to-back accusations against celebrities, the latest one that is gaining momentum is the accusations of sexual harassment on singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya. 

Read: Abhijeet Bhattacharya Opens Up On Why He Stopped Lending His Voice To Shah Rukh Khan's Songs

In an exclusive interview to Republic TV, Abhijeet Bhattacharya responded to the allegations against him and said "No No I don't know what are you. I have never heard anything about this. I have no idea about the charges made against me. I never go to any pub, never in my life. It is just a trend that has been started, where several big stars are being targeted" (sic) 

The singer was accused by a flight attendant of sexually harassing her back in 1998. Taking to her social media, in an elaborate Twitter post, she narrated the details of the incident. Further, she shared that Bhattacharya had twisted her arms, pulled her towards him and screamed in her ear, almost nibbling and kissing her at a hotel in Kolkata. 

Here's the tweet! 

Abhijeet Bhattacharya was earlier in the news for a case that was filed against the singer for allegedly abusing and harassing a woman. the complaint was lodged at the Amboli police station in Mumbai after a woman had reportedly said that Abhijeet had abused her during a telephonic conversation. The argument between the two took place over some drilling work in their society, as reported. According to reports, the woman claimed that she was abused by the singer for the same.

 

 

 

 

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