Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Tanushree Dutta's FIR Against Nana Patekar: What Happened In 2008

Tanushree Dutta's FIR Against Nana Patekar: What Happened In 2008

Dutta was to be the only performer in the song, with Patekar delivering one dialogue that was to be initially shot separately, her complaint states. Based on her complaint, a case was registered Wednesday night at the suburban Oshiwara Police Station against Patekar, Acharya, the film's producer Samee Siddhiqui and director Rakesh Sarang. Recently, Farah Khan posted a picture with Nana Patekar, and Tanushree said she should have shame for supporting an actor who has harassed her. "Neither am I Tanushree Dutta nor Nana Patekar", was Bachchan's response when asked about the controversy that dates back to 2008.

Offences have been registered against them under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman), the official said, adding that no arrest has been made so far.

The FIR was registered late on Wednesday, hours after Dutta had arrived in the police station in her vehicle, clad in a burqa to record her statement in regard to the harassment allegations against Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar.

"I felt very uncomfortable because of his behavior mentioned above and he has outraged my modesty I felt embarrassed like this his behavior was inappropriate towards me".

Dutta even complained to the choreographer, producer and director hoping some action would be taken and everything would be fine.

When Dutta refused to perform the new "intimate steps" with Patekar and retreated to her vanity van, she claimed that Siddiqui threatened to "defame me in the film industry and boycott me". Her lawyer also said that the actress had received threats and was "pressurised to not take any action".

She says that some political party workers started assaulting and damaging her auto while she and her family were trying to leave the venue.

Satpute said Tanushree has been provided police security at the residential building where her home is. She said she was forced into silence a decade ago. Her lawyer stated that many parts of the complaint were not mentioned and the FIR was filed only for the offence of causing damage to her auto and riot. However, Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri, who has also been accused of harassment by her, have filed defamation cases against Dutta.

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