Tanushree lives in United states but this time her visit in India she made shocking revelations. She claimed that she was sexually assaulted by actor Nana Patekar during the shoot of their movie HORN OK Please , where she was not only pushed by him but also intimidated by Nana on the sets. She filed a complaint at the National Commission for Women (NCW) seeking investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment against Nana Patekar and director Vivek Agnihotri as well. Many celebrities decided not to comment on the whole situation but many people and celebrities came in support of Tanushree Dutta.
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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.
I feel we should also start something called 'Me Too India' in which any woman who has been harassed at any point should write to us&we should investigate. For the first time NCW is going into every case complained to us&we go in detail: Union Min Maneka Gandhi #TanushreeDutta pic.twitter.com/iCcleMc4ew
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2018
I don’t know what happened exactly. But I think there shouldn't be any kind of violence or pressure on any person, whether male or female, at workplace. I feel pained that she has been through so much of trauma: Shilpa Shetty on Tanushree Dutta's allegations against Nana Patekar pic.twitter.com/rLtt4BYAB2
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2018
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 28, 2018
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) September 28, 2018
— Janice Sequeira (@janiceseq85) September 26, 2018
I believe #TanushreeDatta and @janiceseq85 recollection of the account. Janice is my friend, and she is anything but an exaggerator or a liar. And it’s upto us to stand together. https://t.co/sF3mS5o1P8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 28, 2018
It hurts to be #TanushreeDutta rn. To be alone, questioned. No woman wants publicity that opens the floodgates of trolling and insensitivity.What happened to her on set was intimidation.Her only fault was she didn’t back down-takes a special courage to be #TanushreeDutta.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 27, 2018
Please read this thread. We all know the reality of the power imbalance that exists in the workplace. Let us encourage these voices instead of shaming them so that others may have the strength to come forward. https://t.co/5NefCpWpCs
— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) September 28, 2018
For men, a big part of the #MeToo movement is listening to women tell their story. Supporting them with belief. #TanushreeDutta is telling hers. Be a good man, shut your mouth, and listen to it. There are many many more like it in our industry. And they deserve to be heard.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 28, 2018
When our industry fails to stand for and protect its own.They get their chance and lose it.Makes our films on women empowerment hollow.The deafening silence on #TanushreeDutta case is sickening. remember the controversy breaking out .( part 1)
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 28, 2018
Please read this thread before judging or shaming #TanushreeDutta a working environment without harassment and intimidation is a fundamental right and by speaking up this brave woman helps pave the way towards that very goal for all of us! https://t.co/f8Nj9YWRvE
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 28, 2018
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 27, 2018
People were trolling #TanushreeDutta, I think they should be ashamed of themselves because she has all the rights to complain. There is no time limit to complain if something wrong has happened. Both parties should be given a chance to clarify themselves: Ayushmann Khurrana pic.twitter.com/P2pvamNI4Z
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
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