Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta had just opened up a shocking story, which nobody saw it coming. The 34-year-old actress revealed that Nana Patekar has always been disrespectful towards women. She said adding that she was the victim of harassment by actor Nana Patekar over ten years ago on the sets of the 2009 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss.
Tanushree Dutta had been away from India for a while now and then she returned to the country in July this year. It was when the avid fans were eagerly waiting for her stellar rebound on the silver screen and the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress opened up about being harassed by Nana Patekar. In a recent interview with Zoom TV, she was harassed by actor Nana Patekar on the sets of 2009 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss.
In the interview, Tanushree claimed that industry insiders already knew about the real incident but didn’t let out to anyone about it. She was on to add that the experienced actor has also been quite disrespectful towards women on the sets of films.
“Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know that he has beaten actresses, he has molested them. His behaviour with women has always been crude but no publication has printed anything about it,” she said.
She added, “Everyone has gossiped about this but have never spoken. People with this kind of character speak like this against the kind of character that I have because they say she does glamourous roles so must be glamorous and all.
Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never take surface because they are PR packaged very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t, no one knows. But all this is just for show.”
As per the 2008 Times of India report, Tanushree lodged a case with Cine and Television Artistes Association (CINTAA) for damage to her property and reputation. After she opened up the matter of Nana Patekar’s misconduct, she was then replaced by Rakhi Sawant in the movie. She then said about Patekar, “The less said about him, the better. If a co-star behaves in the manner he did with me, others will definitely take us for granted.”