Tanushree Dutta receives a legal notice from Nana Patekar and Vivek Agnihotri
The Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy has been making headlines for the past few days. The ‘Dhol’ actress had recently accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of the film ‘Horn OK Pleassss’. She had also accused the director of 2005 film ‘Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets’, Vivek Agnihotri, of forcing her to remove her clothes to help her co-star Irrfan Khan get a scene right.
The actress has now told the media that she has been slapped with two legal notices, one from Nana Patekar and one from Vivek Agnihotri. She further claimed that she has received threats from MNS party and two men tried to break into her house last night.
In her statement, Tanushree Dutta said, “I have 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. Both Nana’s and Vivek Agnihotri’s teams are on a smear campaign against me by constructing outright lies and misinformation on social media platforms and other public platforms. Their supporters are coming ahead and weaving damming allegations against me, and even shouting at the top of their voices at press conferences. 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 MNS party. I’m being threatened to be dragged into the court and legal system of India which we all know can keep a woman and her supporters as well as media silent on the pretext of “matter subjudice” but can also further be used to harass her and drain her out financially.”Tareek pe Tareek pe tareek” and the dawn of justice never arrives and her whole life goes waste awaiting justice while witnesses are intimidated, discredited or simply drained of their will to stand up. False witnesses supporting perpetrators are conjured up to further weaken her case. Court cases can run for decades without a hope for a conclusion. In the end, an empty shell remains, broken hopes, a life wasted, defeated. This is the age-old saga of survivors in our nation. I walked away once from the same environment that was created for me 10 years ago. Found God, found my healing, found my peace and a new life in the United States of America. And now, I stand to lose this new life too if I allow myself to get embroiled in the court system of India. And you wanted to know why the #MeToo movement hasn’t happened in India. This is why.”
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