MUMBAI: Actors Farhan Akhtar, the first to come and voiced his support for Tanushree Dutta, who has accused Nana Patekar of misbehaving with her.
Lending his support to the actor, Farhan said that her intention should not be questioned. “Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not and her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned,” he tweeted.
This thread is very telling. @janiceseq85 was there at the time of the incident being debated today. Even when #TanushreeDutta had career concerns to keep quiet 10 years ago she did not & her story hasn’t changed now. Her courage should be admired, not her intention questioned. https://t.co/Ola3MNdmtS
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 27, 2018
Priyanka Chopra, Richa Chadha, Swara Bhasker, Twinkle Khanna also came out in support of the former Miss India Universe.
Actor Swara Bhasker is also among the first three celebrities to speak up for Tanushree.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 27, 2018
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 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
Masaan actor Richa Chadha said that what happened to Tanushree “on set was intimidation.”
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
Sequeira on Wednesday tweeted a thread recalling the unsavory episode saying “some incidents that take place even a decade ago remain fresh in your memory. What happened with Tanushree is one such incident.
In an interview with ANI, the ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ actor, on Wednesday, claimed, “He was being aggressive and was pushing me around. I complained about him, but it was not heard. They (film crew) were forcing me to do an intimate step. My contract stated that it was a solo dance sequence, and it was not supposed to be a duet. It was a way to manipulate me. This was the whole harassment situation going on.”
Tanushree further alleged that she and her family were attacked after she refused to perform the intimate step. She also asserted that before she and her family could reach out to the police to file a case, the film crew had filed a counter FIR.
Nana on Thursday said to a news channel: “What can I do about what one says? You tell me. What does it mean by sexual harassment.”
In a shock to many of his fans and supporters, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday dodged commenting on the episode saying: “Neither am I Tanushree nor am I Nana,” which invited trolls galore.
With agencies input