MUMBAI: Former actor and model Tanushree Dutt who recently opened the floodgates for the Me Too movement in Bollywood after accusing veteran actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, in another shocking revelation has spoken about director Vivek Agnihotri of misbehaving with her.
The former Miss India Universe exclusively speaking to DNA on Thursday has accused the filmmaker of misbehaving with her on the sets of a 2005 film, Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets who apparently asked her ‘Kapde Utaar Ke Nacho'(Remove your clothes and dance), to give cues to Irrfan for a scene in which she was not even present.
Tanushree said the established actors like Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty immediately stood up for her and reprimanded the director.
The film starred Anil Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Emraan Hashmi among others.
Here’s what Tanushree said:
“This guy (Vivek Agnihotri) wanted me to give cues to an actor (Irrfan Khan). It was an actor’s close-up. It was not even my shot. I was not even going to be in the shot. It was the actor’s close-up and he had to just look at something and give expressions. This director, he told me Jao Jaake Kapde Utaar Ke Naacho, Usko cues do.”
“…The male actor had to shoot back at the director saying, ‘I don’t need her to take off her coat and dance for me to give facial expressions. This was Irrfan Khan. I really appreciated that he actually spoke up like that because it was his close-up shot. I’m not in the frame. He had to look at me and give some expressions. Why do I have to dance in front of him for him to give expressions on his close-up shot? This director tells me ‘Jao Jaake Kapde Utaar Ke Naacho’. I was shocked!”
“…The actor was horrified. And, because he had done some work, he could say something. He just told the director, ‘What are you talking about? I can give my closeup. Mujhe acting aati hai’. Suneil Shetty also spoke up. He was also there, he heard it and he got offended by it. He was like, ‘Main aayun kya wahaan cues dene ke liye?’ Yeah of course, there are good people in the industry. Both, Irrfan Khan and Suniel Shetty spoke up. Suneil scolded that guy.”