The #MeToo movement is raging on social media, for all the right reasons but seems like it is assuming another angle now, with its prolonged continuity.
The pioneer of #MeToo movement in India – Tanushree Dutta has taken this movement to another level with her unwavering courage. She accused Nana Patekar of sexual misconduct on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss (2008).
She said that Nana had come too close to her on the sets while filming a special number. Nana insisted on inserting intimate steps in the song, and when she refused and protested for the same, Nana vandalized her car, with the help of his mob.
After she denied to perform those scenes, Tanushree Dutta was replaced by Rakhi Sawant. Where victim women are opening their accounts on their social media profile, Rakhi Sawant too opened up. What she did was not shared her victim story but rather attacked Tanushree saying that it is a publicity stunt.
This is what Rakhi said: “Tanushree Dutta has gone mad. She was in a coma for 10 years. She has just woken up after a coma of 10 years. I don’t like saying such things about a woman. I respect women. But this Tanushree Dutta who has returned from America after 10 years is vomiting such things, because she has exhausted all the money from her bank account and has no work, has nothing and is blaming Nana Patekar ji.”
“She is talking about the past, which has nothing to do with the incident. Nothing of this sort ever happened. If something like this would have happened…have you seen my song with Nana Patekar…he did not even touch me a little,” added Rakhi.
In response to Rakhi’s comment, Tanushree filed a defamation case of Rs 10 crore on Rakhi. Datta’s advocate Nitin Satpute also confirmed the news, saying: “We have filed a criminal and civil defamation case against Rakhi Sawant for maligning my client’s character and image.”
It is also said that if Rakhi fails to reply, she will be punished for two years. In retaliation, Rakhi said that she will file a defamation case of Rs 50 crores.