Recently, Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta in an interview spoke about why the #MeToo movement will not work in Bollywood. The actress said that until she is given justice to what happened to her in 2008, the movement will not gain traction. While narrating the incident in an interview with ANI, she opened up about the details of the incident, calling out veteran actor Nana Patekar for his "aggressive behaviour" on the sets of her film 'Horn OK Please'. She claimed that she was forced into doing intimate steps with actor Nana Patekar. Recently, Nana Patekar broke his silence over the matter and denied the accusations stating that there were about 50 to 100 people on the sets of the film. He went on to add that he will see what can be done legally. Furthermore, Tanushree also told Republic TV, “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.”
Several Bollywood celebrities came out in support of the actress, while some refused to comment on the matter. Actress-turned-author, Twinkle Khanna also came out in the support of the former actress and said "Please read this thread before judging or shaming Tanushree Dutta. A working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us!”
However, Nana Patekar, amidst all the controversy flew to Jaisalmer to shoot for 'Housefull 4'. Akshay Kumar is one of the lead actors in the ensemble cast of 'Housefull 4'. While Twinkle Khanna is lending her support to Tanushree Dutta, Akshay Kumar continues to shoot with Nana Patekar.
Akshay Kumar who is usually at the forefront of social issues and women safety has not commented on this matter as of yet. Several top Bollywood actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan too have not made a stand on this matter.
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