While the mid-week blue is hitting us hard, we’ve just been hit with yet another shocking news from B-Town. It’s not a great day when news about sexual assault in Bollywood comes out. Recently, Aashiq Banaya Aapne actress Tanushree Dutta opened up about sexual assault and the kind of mindset people have towards actresses in the movie business in India. More importantly, she opened up about how Nana Patekar has a history of assaulting women.

Tanushree who recently came back to Mumbai from the US a few weeks ago was seen on a Zoom TV show called Planet Bollywood and she didn’t hold back while opening up about how Nana Pateker was known to be rude and disrespectful towards women.

She said,

Everyone knows about Nana Patekar that he has always been disrespectful towards women. People in the industry know about his in the 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 revealed that she herself was subjected to such behaviour while she was shooting with him for 2008 film Horn Ok Please when she was pushed and intimidated by Nana on the sets. She even opened up about how he had used his political power to shatter the windows of her car when she had spoken out about it back then. She also revealed that famous choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang were involved in harassing her on the sets of the movie.

She further added,

Everyone has gossiped about this but has never spoken out about it. People with this kind of character speak like this to people like me who’ve done glamourous roles thinking that we must be ‘glamorous’ too. Behind the back, they are so dirty. When you are in the industry you hear so many stories about these actors. But these things never take surface because they are PR packaged very well. They will give some money to some poor farmers. How much they do and how much they don’t no one knows. But all this is just for show.

She also said that Nana had asked the director, producer, and choreographer to give him an intimate dance scene with her in the movie Horn Ok Please when none of this was mentioned in the script or at the beginning of the shoot.

She didn’t mince words when she said that actresses in Bollywood were cast by the lead actors of the movie and not casting directors.

Tanushree had quite a lot to say about Bollywood and it’s definitely not the good bits.

Credits: Times Now