Tanushree Dutta says she won’t be “intimidated into silence” by Nana Patekar’s “empty threats”
Final week, Tanushree Dutta alleged that her Horn Okay Pleassss co-star Nana Patekar sexually harassed her on the set of the movie 10 years in the past.
Nana Patekar has since, laughed on the allegation, claimed to have despatched her a authorized discover and now stated that he’ll maintain a press convention relating to the problem.
Nevertheless, Dutta in an interview with ANI revealed that she has but to obtain an authorized discover, saying that she is in talks together with her attorneys that Patekar must “step up his recreation”.
“Given the current developments, I’m placing collectively a staff of attorneys and advocates to defend my pursuits. Additionally opposite to claims made by Nana Patekar’s lawyer, I’ve not obtained any authorized discover. So bluffmaster Gogo must step up his recreation a bit right here,” she stated.
“…As a substitute of constructing empty threats to intimidate me into silence, ship me an authorized discover after which you will note what I’ll do with it,” added the actor.
Dutta went on to say, “That is the story of numerous thousands and thousands in our nation who’re nonetheless ready for justice as a result of they received dragged into an internet of authorized mumbo-jumbo and have been silenced into submission. They make a mockery of not solely our judiciary but in addition our esteemed structure by attempting to disrupt an individual’s freedom of speech by such threats.”
The actor additionally hopes India’s Bar Affiliation will take authorized motion in opposition to Patekar. “The lawyer alongside along with his consumer must be questioned and brought to activity. I’ve received a humble request to the bar affiliation of India to name out and take motion in opposition to him and different such individuals who assist perpetrators additional harass their victims and witnesses within the identity of legislation,”
On Friday Patekar stated that he’s “in means of a sending authorized discover to Tanushree Dutta, as she has made false allegations and has spoken untruth. We are going to ship the discover later in the present day which is able to mainly a discover looking for an apology for her statements making allegations.”
Tanushree had alleged that in a music sequence Patekar “was grabbing me by the arms, pushing me around then he would ask the choreographers to manoeuvre and train me tips on how to dance, and the following factor I do know he wished to do was an intimate sequence with me. It was ridiculous.”
She has since gained help from Bollywood celebs.