Nana Patekar responds to Tanushree Duttas sexual harassment allegations

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"This was the whole harassment situation going on", she said in an interview. The controversy has already flared up and might soar a bit higher in the coming few days. While having a chitchat with a local media person, the actor laughed when questioned about the allegations and asked, "What does she mean by sexual harassment?". There were so many people on the sets. "Now whether such a thing has happened, it is for people to investigate", Khan added. "I will continue to do in my life what I have been doing". "He told the choreographers to stay away and began teaching me the dance steps", Dutta told India Today Television.

Tanushree had claimed that even though the dance number was a solo sequence featuring just her, Nana was "lurking" on the sets for no reason. In the interview, Tanushree states that the incident took place during the shoot of the 2005 movie, Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets. Though the film tanked at the box office, she shared that she had faced sexual harassment there, by the film's director Vivek Agnihotri.

However, Patekar spoke to Mirror Now and denied all allegations Tanushree has made. This was the scene where she was not even required to be a part of.

While several actors, including Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar, came out to back Dutta, the silence and evasion of some of Bollywood's top men, including superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan, did not go unnoticed and was criticised.

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An assistant director of the film also came forward and confirmed Dutta's allegations and Janice's account. "Tell me? How would I know?" Tanushree was sitting, wrapped in a shawl, looking very upset. "You tell me", and contemplated taking legal action. "However, this could be pure conjecture".

Other women actors, including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Richa Chadha, also joined in and expressed their solidarity with Dutta. "Stand up with them!" she continued.

"If what Tanushree is saying is true then we as a industry would want that nobody experiences this again". I was a cub reporter in 2008, assigned by AajTak and Headlines Today to cover the BTS of a song being shot for this film.

"I don't even consider him worth commenting on". He saw the boom in my hand and must have thought I was recording, though I wasn't. All he said was, "Meri beti jaisi hai", which didn't really make any sense at that point. "Let me know and understand what is happening then, I will be able to comment on that". She further added, "A working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this courageous woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us!"

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