A lawyer on Thursday filed a complaint against Nana Patekar and two others at the National Commission for Women urging the women’s body to investigate the allegations made by actor Tanushree Dutta.
The complainant Gaurav Gulati urged the NCW to probe the allegations of sexual harassment against Patekar and the director of film Chocolate.
Tanushree in her allegations had accused Patekar of sexually harassing her during the filming of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. She had added that when she refused, the producer of the film had hired MNS goons to attack her and her parents.
The video of the MNS goons attacking Tanushree’s car while she and her parents sat inside the vehicle has now surfaced. One of the attackers was identified as cameraman Pawan Bharadwaj
Meanwhile, Tanushree on Thursday said that Patekar and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri had slapped her with legal notices for speaking about her sexual harassment by them in the past.
“I’ve been slapped with two legal notices today. One from Nana Patekar and another from Vivek Agnihotri. This is the price you pay for speaking out against harassment, humiliation and injustice in India,” news agency IANS quoted Tanushree’s statement.
The former beauty queen also said that Nana and Agnihotri’s teams were on a smear campaign against her by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms.
She said, “Today while I was at home and the police personnel posted outside my home were on a lunch break, two unnamed suspicious individuals tried getting into our home uninvited but were stopped just in time by security personnel in the building. Later, the police came back from their break and secured the premises again. Violent threats are being issued against me by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party.