It was last year when Tanushree Dutta spoke up about sexual misconduct that happened with her a decade ago on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleasss. She had stated that Nana Patekar touched her inappropriately while shooting for a song in the film because of which she decided to opt out of the movie.
But to everyone’s surprise, Nana Patekar has been given a clean chit in the allegations against him. While talking about it to Bombay Times, Tanushree said, “This is disgusting, because Nana Patekar has been trying to get a clean chit for a while, now. I have also mentioned this earlier in an interview that our witnesses have been getting threat calls, and they are being intimidated and pressured in every way so that they do not record their statements with the police. We have 10 witnesses, out of which only one-and-a-half statements have been recorded. The others have not even come forward, as they have got threat calls.”
“Cops say that there is a lack of evidence. How will credible evidence be produced, if the accused is making sure that no evidence against him reaches the police? The witnesses that the police have recorded the statements (in his favour) from are his friends. From the unit present during the time of the shoot back then, no one was really my friend. Also, the witnesses did not say nothing happened, they said, they don’t remember anything,” the actress added.
Tanushree also stated that Nana Patekar is desperate to be back in Bollywood. She said, “Disappointment happens when you are shocked about something. I didn’t have much expectation from the harassment case. I also think Nana Patekar is desperately trying to come back to Bollywood and now, he wants his name to be cleared somehow. My only hope of judgment now is from God. I will continue this fight.”