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EXCLUSIVE| 'After The Mob Lynching, I Was Shaken Up For Years' Says Tanushree Dutta In Interview To Arnab Goswami

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:


  • Tanushree Dutta, who came back to limelight after a decade, has ignited a new sense of #MeToo movement in the film industry.
  • From eyewitnesses to members of the crew, many have slowly started coming forward to open up on what went down that day.
  • In an exclusive interaction with Republic TV, Tanushree poured her heart out recalling the incident from 2008.

Former Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta recently opened up about an incident that took place 10 years ago and accused veteran actor Nana Patekar for his alleged misconduct on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleassss'. Further, she accused director Vivek Agnihotri of asking her to strip and dance on the sets of the 2005 film titled 'Chocolate'. Ever since the controversy broke out, it has been a burning topic of discussion and various Bollywood celebrities have come forward in support of the actress. Bollywood celebrities such as  Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, and Farhan Akhtar to name a few came out in support of the actress while some like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan among others preferred to stay away from the discussion which created further heat.

Earlier, a video of the actress' car being vandalised after she walked out from the song was doing rounds on social media. The song starring Nana Patekar,too, 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. 

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Recently, in an exclusive interaction with Republic TV, Tanushree poured her heart out recalling the incident from 2008 stating that Nana Patekar's behaviour was objectionable on the sets, wherein he was trying to grab her and push her around under the pretext of teaching her how to dance. Due to the incident, the actress complained about Nana's proximity, but instead of sorting the problem, Nana continued to be on the sets where he was not needed and insisted on doing an intimate step, she alleged. 

Speaking about opting out of the song, exclusively to Republic TV's Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, the actress said "I knew I was being set up and I could not allow my soul, and my spirit to go through it'. Soon after the incident, her car was vandalised to which she said  "I was thinking if there is a hospital nearby and was completely shaken up for years after that, looking at the outrage and so I did not file a criminal complaint at that time" She further added that "At that point of time I did not doubt the police, I felt this is how thing takes place in situations like this"

Later in the interview, she also reveals that being in a mob situation of that sort, she did not know if she would come out of that situation alive or not. 

Read: Tanushree Dutta Controversy: Annu Kapoor Questions The Actress' Silence

Meanwhile, Tanushree Dutta who is currently under police protection after receiving multiple threats has received two legal notices, from Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri. Dutta has her legal team in place to fight what she calls is not a 'news story anymore but a war countless millions are fighting'. Nana Patekar is expected to hold a press conference on October 8.