Tanushree Dutta Controversy: "Silence Of People Who Can Make A Difference Starts Getting Toxic," Says Farhan Akhtar

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Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar's row has taken the Indian film industry by storm.Recently, an old video of the actresses' car being vandalised after she decided to walk out the 'Horn OK Please' song starring Nana Patekar has been going viral on the internet.

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated On:

In the latest revelation, former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta spoke about how Bollywood actor Nana Patekar misbehaved with her making her feel uncomfortable while shooting a special song from 'Horn Ok Please'. Further, the actress accused him along with renowned choreographer Ganesh Acharya, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of harassing her while filming it. And, now an old video of the actresses' car being vandalised after she decided to walk out the 'Horn OK Please' song starring Nana Patekar has been going viral on the internet.  In the video, Tanushree can be seen seated inside her car, which was then stopped by a mob. Her car's windshield and side windows were violently broken while an unidentified man was seen jumping on the car rooftop. After a while, one can see that the policemen arrived at the spot and took charge, after which Tanushree was able to leave the area with police protection. 

Read: EXCLUSIVE | Nana Patekar's Advocate Rajendra Shirodkar On Tanushree Dutta: If She Fails To Revert, We Will File Criminal Complaint Or Civil Suit

After the controversy broke out, various members of the Bollywood fraternity have reacted to Tanushree Dutta's allegations on Nana Patekar. Recently, Farhan Akhtar spoke about Tanushree Dutta's car being vandalised and tweeted "Have often heard that art and sport should be beyond politics. I absolutely agree that it should. But. It cannot be beyond basic humanity and social concern. That’s where the silence of people who can make a difference starts getting toxic."

Here's the tweet! 

Farhan Akhtar was one of the first Bollywood celebrities to come out in the support of Dutta was Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar. In one of his previous tweets about the incident, he said "This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned."

Here's the tweet! 

Read: EXCLUSIVE | Be Prepared For An Award Winning Performance: Tanushree Dutta On Nana Patekar

Meanwhile, various other Bollywood celebrities have come out in the support of Tanushree Dutta. The latest addition was Lisa Ray. Taking to her Instagram profile and said, "Following with interest and empathy the dialogue that has been opened by actress #TanushreeDutta in India. It’s no secret that women are sized up and cut down in the Hindi film industry and while things are changing, we need more voices to come forward, in sane and clear-sighted discussion 🙏 Now when I discuss with friends the #MeToo movement, the Kavanaugh case and closer to home, the voices raised when an actress accuses a reputed Hindi film actor of harassment, I look at my daughters, Sufi and Soleil, and think, how would I want them to be treated? What sort of principles do they need to abide by in the world as they grow? And will they inherit a world that abides by them? #mySouffle #believeSurvivors #changetheculture #daughterlove #futureisfemalebabies." 

Here's the post! 

Speaking if she has received any legal threats, the actress in a fresh statement issued on Monday, October 1, said, "I have not received any notice. These threats are put so that others like me would be scared to come forward. Anyone with a similar experience who comes forward should not worry about these kinds of intimidation tactics. The whole nation will support them."



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