Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar's row that sees new developments each passing day was intensively debated on Republic TV. Social activist Barkha Trehan, who was speaking against the allegations posed by Tanushree Dutta on Nana Patekar during the shoot of a song from 'Horn Ok Please', was one of the panelists.
Speaking about the incident that took place back in 2008, Barkha in a shocking revelation stated, "She (Tanushree) said he has touched me improperly, but when you dance, anyone will touch you like that." She further added, "How can she become an actress if she doesn't want anyone to touch her. Was she sleeping for 10 years? She was playing the victim card. If you are working in Bollywood you will be touched, this is your profession, you opted it, nobody forced you."
While her statement came as a shocker to those sitting for the motion, Film Critic Mayank Shekhar threw light on how nobody paid heed to this issue when it first occured. "When she came out 10 years ago, things have changed ever since. Social media is huge now. People in the West have started talking about the me too movement," he said. Speaking about the claims of Tanushree breaking her silence for publicity and to get into Bigg Boss, Mayank said, "The question of her joining Bigg Boss is the sort of victim shaming that happens when everyone gangs up."
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Women and Children Maneka Gandhi, post an event on October 2, spoke to media on the ongoing issue saying, "We should start something like MeTooIndia campaign, wherein whoever has ever been harassed should write to our campaign and we should investigate."
Nana Patekar, who shooting for his forthcoming film, will arrive in Mumbai in a few days and is reportedly holding a press conference on October 8. Speaking to Tanushree, Republic TV earlier revealed that she has her legal team in place and will not let the case end.
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