Nana Patekar has denied of the alleged sexual harassment charges pressed against him by Tanushree Dutta. The Padmashree award winner is facing an outburst of controversies for allegedly sexually harassing and intimidating Tanushree on the sets of Horn Ok Please. While many celebrities from the Bollywood fraternity have taken a stand to support Tanushree, Nana stated that he will be taking legal action against the false charges. His lawyer on Friday said that he is soon going to send a legal notice to Tanushree Dutta over the allegations made against the actor.
Nana's lawyer Rajendra Shirodkar told news agency ANI, “In process of sending a legal notice to Tanushree Dutta as she has made false allegations & has spoken untruth. We will send the notice later today which will be basically a notice seeking apology for her statements making allegations.”
A lengthy twitter post was shared by journalist Janice Sequeira, narrating the incident on the actor’s account, to which many from the Hindi film industry reacted to the allegations. Many Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Vir Das, Raveena Tandon, Parineeti Chopra, Sonam K Ahuja, Konkana Sen, and Richa Chadha among others have extended their support to Tanushree.
Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us! https://t.co/f8Nj9YWRvE— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 28, 2018
If a women speaks out about abuse, you listen. Even if it's on her deathbed 50 years after the incident,you listen. If you ask why she didn't speak earlier or you rush to dismiss her, the problem is with you. There will be investigation; but first, listen. Period. #TanushreeDutta— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) September 28, 2018
It’s time witnesses came forward and stood by her,unafraid of the consequences,and let the law take its own course.We should not judge and media lynch.lets put our faith in the judiciary and let justice unfold.Innocent till proven guilty.(part4) #TanushreeDutta— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 28, 2018
When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own.They get their chance and lose it.Makes our films on women empowerment hollow.The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening. remember the controversy breaking out .( part 1)— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 28, 2018
For men, a big part of the #MeToo movement is listening to women tell their story. Supporting them with belief. #TanushreeDutta is telling hers. Be a good man, shut your mouth, and listen to it. There are many many more like it in our industry. And they deserve to be heard.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 28, 2018
This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned. https://t.co/Ola3MNdmtS— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 27, 2018
It hurts to be #TanushreeDutta rn. To be alone, questioned. No woman wants publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity.What happened to her on set was intimidation.Her only fault was she didn’t back down-takes a special courage to be #TanushreeDutta.— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 27, 2018