Tanushree Dutta recently shocked the Nation when she spoke about her traumatic past. The '34-year-old' actress opened up about a horrific incident that took place 10 years ago on the sets of 'Horn OK Pleassss'. She accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of alleged misconduct during a song sequence in the film. She further accused director Vivek Agnihotri of allegedly asking her to strip and dance on the sets of the 2005 film 'Chocolate'. Many have termed this as the beginning of India's 'Me Too' movement. Several members of the film fraternity raising their voice against this practice including, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Twinkle Khanna, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Shilpa Shetty and others.
Tanushree Dutta on October 6, filed a complaint under section 354, 354(A), section 34 and section 509 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Samee Siddiqui, Rakesh Sarang, and MNS party workers for sexual harassment. Nana Patekar had scheduled a press conference for October 8 but cancelled it last minute. On Monday, the actress' lawyer Nitin Satpute in an exclusive interview with Republic TV revealed that the actress is set to record her statement before the police on October 9.
Recently, in an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Tanushree's advocate opened up about the proceedings of the legal course of action on Tanushree Dutta's complaint against Nana Patekar and revealed,
"We have moved the complaint about lodging a fresh FIR, or we will continue with the whole FIR and we will seek further investigation in that matter. If the police fail to register a case or investigate this matter, then we will file a private complaint before the magistrate seeking action against the police officer who has not recorded her statement properly and register a criminal action against him. Plus, we are moving to the High Court by filing a petition to seek direction and implement the Vishaka Committee for every working place, for the safety purpose of all and avoid sexual harassment at the working place"
He further stated that "Tanushree feels that every woman should have a safe environment in their workplace. So, she is moving to the High Court for the implementation of Vishakha case judgment passed by the Supreme Court. She wants this to be implemented in every professional platform. Like Vishakha committee, Tanushree committee should be formed in the Cine Artistes' Association to readdress the issue of sexual harassment issues at the workplace."
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