Tanushree has accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of misconduct while the duo was shooting for a special song for 'Horn Ok Pleassss' in 2008. In addition to accusing Nana Patekar, the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress also lashed out at choreographer Ganesh Acharya for pressurising her for an intimate sequence in the song. The actress further went on to accuse the producer of the film, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of harassing her on the set.
In a recent turn of events, a defamation case has been filed against the Bollywood actress for her comments about Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, said the police on Thursday, October 4. The case was filed by the Kaij police in Maharashtra's Beed district on Wednesday, October 3, after MNS district unit president Sumant Dhas lodged a complaint alleging that Tanushree had defamed his party chief, said a police officer.
Tanushree Dutta had alleged that the MNS was involved in vandalising her vehicle when she opted out of 'Horn Ok Pleassss' in 2008. The actress had also alleged that she had been getting threats from the MNS, adding that two unknown people recently tried to barge into her home.
Addressing the issue in a conversation with Republic TV, the actress who was crowned Miss India Universe had previously said, "Not only was I harassed, but the Manse party attacked me, there was a mob lynching kind of a situation that I had to face." The actress added, "It was a horrific incident that changed the way I was looking at this industry."
In one of her latest statements, Tanushree Dutta said, "Raj Thackeray's MNS party in an interview given to a leading daily (Navbharat Times) has threatened me with a violent attack. this on top of the other threats issued to me from Nana's side."
Several celebrities have come out in support of the actress including Sonam Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Twinkle Khanna, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Renuka Shahane, Anurag Kashyap, Kajol, Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Mira Rajput Kapoor, Sapna Pabbi, Esha Gupta, Freida Pinto, Kunal Kapoor, Lisa Ray, Koena Mitra and Raveena Tandon to name a few. While several celebrities have maintained silence on the issue including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kalki Koechlin and Shakti Kapoor to name a few.
Tanushree Dutta had also accused director Vivek Agnihotri of misbehaviour on the sets of the film 'Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets'. She alleged that the filmmaker asked her to take off her clothes and dance, in order to give cues to one of the male actors. However, she said that Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty stepped up for her and reprimanded the director for doing so.
Meanwhile, actress Tanushree Dutta who is currently under police protection after receiving multiple threats has received two legal notices and has her legal team in place to fight what she calls is not a 'news story anymore but a war countless millions are fighting'. The 'Dhol' actress has received one legal notice for Nana Patekar, while the second one was served by director Vivek Agnihotri. Nana Patekar is expected to hold a press conference on October 8.
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