Tanushree Dutta, Bollywood and former beauty pageant broke her silence after ten years. She had been molested by veteran actor Nana Patekar on the sets of movie Horn OK Please (2008). She reported that along with Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang teamed up and harassed her. In fact, she reported the episode back then as well but was silenced as no one supported her claims. This is her India’s very own #MeToo campaign started years back. Although this time, Bollywood stand up for Tanushree and supporting her for justice and sexual harassment she faced. Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and many others raised their voice and admired Dutta for her courage.
— Janice Sequeira (@janiceseq85) September 26, 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
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 27, 2018
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 28, 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
Reporting abuse is traumatic. To be analyzed in public for it is torture. To have some bastard suggest the woman is doing it for attention is inhuman. You always give the victim benefit of the doubt. Enough with shaming! Innocent men will overcome any accusation! #TanushreeDutta
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) September 28, 2018
This should stop the speculation .. about the intention of the survivor https://t.co/1R9Zs12DIM
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) September 28, 2018
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
I believe #TanushreeDatta and @janiceseq85 recollection of the account. Janice is my friend, and she is anything but an exaggerator or a liar. And it’s upto us to stand together. https://t.co/sF3mS5o1P8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 28, 2018
Soon after the journalist Janice Sequeira shared the whole incident on Twitter and narrated Tanushree’s story, this change in attitude of the people noticed. She said that Tanushree’s incident on sets of Horn Ok Please.
Tanushree also shared another incident of harassing by director Vivek Agnihotri during shoot of ‘Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets’ (2005). Director asked her to remove clothes and dance (‘Kapde utaar ke naacho’) but gentlemen like Suniel Shetty and Irrfan Khan supported her.