Tanushree Dutta recently shocked the nation when she accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of alleged misconduct on the sets of the 2008 film 'Horn OK Please'. This has become a sensitive issue and a lot of people are speaking up about the same. While Tanushree had spoken about Nana Patekar, she had also accused filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri of allegedly asking the actress to strip and dance on the sets of the 2005 film 'Chocolate'. She had stated that while the director allegedly asked her to strip and dance, her co-stars Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty had intervened to stop IT. After the controversy broke out, many Bollywood celebrities came out in support of the actress. The latest addition to them in Kajol, who has spent years in the film industry and also belongs to a film family. Reportedly, when she was asked about Tanushree's harrowing story of allegations against Nana Patekar, she stated that it is definitely a reality, she further states that she had never had a personal encounter with the sort of drama that Tanushree describes, but she is sure that if it happened to her or the incident took place in front of her, she would definitely speak up. As per reports, describing the incident as sad, the actress stated that she is confident that she would do something if she would have been a witness to the harassment.
Earlier, (CINTAA) released an official statement regarding the matter and claimed that the association back then did not take the right decision and regrets the same. CINTAA stated that it "strongly condemns any act that outrages the modesty of any individual and any form of sexual harassment is unacceptable to them". The statement undersigned by General secretary and spokesperson of the association, Sushant Singh, stated that the decision taken previously was not appropriate and did not address the sexual harassment grievance. The statement read, "After going through Ms Tanushree Dutta's complaint, which was filed with the then Executive Committee of CINTAA in March 2008, we feel that the decision was taken in the Joint Dispute Settlement Committee of CINTAA and IFTPC (then known as AMPTPP) in July 2008 was not appropriate, as the chief grievance of sexual harassment wasn't even addressed . Although it was a different Executive Committee at that time, yet as CINTAA we find it highly regrettable and no apologies can suffice and hence we must resolve today to never allow such lapses to occur again."
On the work front, the actress is all set to star in 'Helicopter Eela' that is based on an obsessive mother who continuously keeps tabs on her son's activities. The film is slated to release on October 12, 2018.
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