The topic of exploitation and casting couch in entertainment industry is very common but never discussed explicitly. In West, actresses have boldly expressed their views on it while Bollywood is not much vocal on this subject. Recently, Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress Tanushree Dutta opened up about the harassed she faced ten years back. She said that actor Nana Patekar harassed her on the set on movie.
Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta returned to India after two years. Recently, she came back. In an interview with Zoom TV, the 34-year-old actor said she was harassed by actor Nana Patekar on the sets of 2009 film Horn ‘Ok’ Pleassss. This all revealed when she was asked about the impact of #MeToo movement in the Indian film industry.
Tanushree’s statement on harassment
She said,’’ Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about his background… 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 also added that established actors should stop working with him. Taking Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s names, they have recently worked with Nana Patekar. People in positions of power would have to take the first step in bringing change in the culture.
Debuted her career in 2005 film Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Tanushree Dutta had got popularity. She had also worked in films like Dhol, Good Boy, Bad Boy and Apartment, which was her last onscreen appearance.