Former Bollywood actor and Miss India, Tanushree Dutta has accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of misconduct while the duo was shooting for a special song for 'Horn Ok Pleassss' in 2008. In addition to accusing Nana Patekar, the 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne' actress also lashed out at choreographer Ganesh Acharya for pressurizing her for an intimate sequence with Nana Patekar in the song. The actress further went on to accuse the producer of the film, Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang of encouraging the alleged harassment on the set.
In an exclusive interview with Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami, Tanushree Dutta spoke about her disappearance from the movies. She revealed that the incident had a major impact on her career. She said,
"After this incident I was already thrown out of this industry because when something like this happens, some bwaal like this, I knew it was over for me. They were ganging up against me, I am a person that reacts to things at the very moment, I know what I have to do in the particular moment, I don't think that much about my future or else one gets paralyzed with fear. The incident broke my spirit. It had drastic impact on my life and career. Immediately after this controversy, I got 30-40 films for me at that time but I didn't trust anyone anymore."
She explained in detail about how she started drifting away from the industry, Tanushree recalled the horrific incident and said,
"Being in a mob situation where you don't know if you are going to come out of it alive or not. I was in trauma. The film offers began to annoy me when my dad would tell me about the film offers I received my heart used to race and I would just tell him that I would do it later. I did a few films after that but there was something about it that I just didn't want to be here anymore so I slowly slowly moved away. This was the darkest phase of my life."