"Everyone knows about Nana that he has always been disrespectful towards women".
Sharing her views regarding global movements like #MeToo and #Time'sUp, she said that these will never reach India until notable celebrities don't condemn and stand against what happened to her ten years ago. "If such big stars will keep working with these culprits then there's no hope for any movement to happen", she told Zoom TV.
Talking about an incident narrated to her by more experienced woman actors when Tanushree was new to the industry, she said, "They were telling about an incident about some casting process... some names of heroines were recommended to one top actor". Similarly, she adds, even though everyone would gossip about Patekar's alleged attitude towards women, no publication picked up the story.
Tanushree Dutta was reportedly signed for a special song sequence in Horn "Ok" Pleassss, which she eventually dropped, citing Nana Patekar's misbehavior as reason. In the film industry, everybody knows that he is rude to women and has also beaten them on the sets.
"Tanushree is my daughter's age and I have no clues about what made her say such things about me".
Tanushree went on to say that she had complained about it to the producer director, but nobody paid attention. "She was informed before hand that the song is an item number, but once we began shooting she started to object to certain dance moves that involved the dancers and the lead actor Nana Patekar to touch her, which she was not comfortable with". "Apni tharak nikaalne ka ek side ka tareeka hai (It was just a way for him to satisfy his lust)", she said. When Nana Patekar misbehaved with me, he said out loud that he would do an intimate step with me as well in the song, which wasn't mentioned in my contract.
He took to Facebook to express his disgust about this dark side of the industry and wrote, "Tanushree Dutta exposes Dark side of Bollywood again". They will give some money to some poor farmers.
Further, Tanushree said, "I was probably one of the first people in the history of this country in the media field to speak up and stand up". It's a wrong statement that Nana ji called members of some political party on set. "Top lead actress, the actor only casts".