Tanushree Dutta - Nana Patekar Controversy: Freida Pinto & Ayushmann Khurrana Speak Up For Tanushree

Shravan Shah , 03 Oct 2018
Freida Pinto, Tanushree Dutta, Nana Patekar and Ayushmann Khurrana
Freida Pinto, Tanushree Dutta, Nana Patekar and Ayushmann Khurrana

Tanushree Dutta began the #MeToo movement in Bollywood after she spoke about facing sexual harassment at the hands of Nana Patekar on the sets of Horn Ok Pleasss 10 years back. Ever since then, a lot of celebrities have spoken their mind about the scenario. After Priyanka Chopra, Daisy Shah and others, Love Sonia actress Freida Pinto shared her thoughts on the same. Frieda took to Instagram to pen her thoughts and wrote,“I don’t need to know her personally, neither have been present on that horrendous day she got bullied, abused both sexually and psychologically, intimidated and shut down in order to corroborate her story. However, I do know what Truth, Hurt and Abuse sounds like. ”

Check out Frieda’s post!

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Today, I interrupt my feed for a bit from all the fashion week poses to stand by what I truly Believe. I Believe Tanushree Dutta! I don't need to know her personally, neither have been present on that horrendous day she got bullied, abused both sexually and psychologically, intimidated and shut down inorder to corroborate her story. However, I do know what Truth, Hurt and Abuse sounds like. The same way millions of people in the world know that Dr. Christine Blasey- Ford is NOT a Liar or an attention seeking, tantrum throwing overgrown child. I add my voice to the other voices coming out in support of Tanushree's bravery because God knows this is not going to be easy for you, Tanushree. But what you have done is monumental and important and it has to shake the very core of a nation and an ideology that for too long has gotten away with heinous crimes against women and where the ugliness of misogyny has dominated the rights and suppressed any voice that has dared to speak up. Also, even if someone speaks up ( and in Tanushree's case- speaks up AGAIN) 10 years later, it doesn't dilute or nullify a factual, verified, double verified truth. Her story is not a carton of milk that expires after a few days, ready to be discarded. So trolls : please do what you do best but it is not going to change the Truth. India – Stand Up, Speak Up. Don't look to just your superstars to speak up. Be your own role models and follow the voice of your conscience. Follow the truth and stand by a woman's right to be her own wind keeper. You may just end up setting an example for many others who probably need your grit and courage to speak up. I SUPPORT TANUSHREE DUTTA.

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Apart from Freida, even Ayushmann Khurrana in an interview with DNA revealed that people who are trolling Tanushree for voicing her opinion should show some empathy.

Ayushmann said,

They should show some empathy. At the same time, an equal opportunity should be given to both the sides to justify themselves. It doesn’t matter whether she’s taken time (to speak about it) or not. Whatever was wrong was wrong and there’s no time limit to it. Whether you want to come out in the open, it’s your prerogative. Let’s just be fair to both the sides, that’s more important.

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