The debate has been raging over who is right in the Tanushree Dutta vs Nana Patekar episode. It is being called Bollywood’s #metoo movement and support has been pouring in for Tanushree Dutta after she alleged that Nana Patekar had misbehaved with her on the sets of a film nearly 10 years ago.
While some stars have voiced their support for the former Miss India, others have been remarkably quiet. In the midst of it all, the accused – Nana Patekar, remained defiant saying he doesn’t need to prove his conduct to anybody.
Nana’s career in Bollywood circles have dwindled and he is no longer the star he used to be. However, he is still a name to reckon with in the region cinema circuit. After a few days of silence, the actor has finally reacted through his lawyer and has said that he will be holding a press conference once he is back in Mumbai to respond to the allegations.
The veteran actor has now sent a legal notice to the former actress asking for a written apology. Tanushree has denied receiving any such legal notice. Nana’s lawyer Rajendra Shirodkar told DNA After Hrs, “Our notice shows how her allegations are false and factually incorrect. So, we’ve sent one for defamation as certain words she used were reported by the papers on the first day. I have quoted all that she has said and asked for an apology. Let’s see if she replies. Depending on what she states, we will decide the future course of action.”
When asked what if Tanushree doesn’t reply, Shirodkar answered, “We have given her a timeline, we will proceed irrespective of whether she replies or not.” Nana, who is currently in Jaisalmer for the shooting of Housefull 4, is likely to hold a press conference after his return to Mumbai. Shirodkar said, “He will speak to the media through a press conference after he is back in town.”
Meanwhile, Tanushree finally said why she resurfaced with the allegations, a decade later. According to her, Nana Patekar destroyed her career and she was waiting for the right time to voice herself. This is the right time, said Tanushree in an interview.