The #MeToo movement in India has seen a lot of famous personalities come under the scanner. The movement began in India when Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of the 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss. Post that, the veteran actor came under the scanner of various Bollywood organizations and Tanushree even lodged an official police complaint against the actor along with Ganesh Acharya, Sami Siddiqui and Rakesh Sarang who were also present on the sets of the film.
One of the organizations that looked into the allegations of Tanushree was CINTAA (Cine and Television Artistes’ Association). Although, the body had dismissed her case in 2008, this time around they have sent Nana a notice seeking an explanation on his alleged misbehaviour with the actress. Nana on his part has sent a detailed response to CINTAA today and has called Tanushree’s allegations false and baseless. He even mentioned that he is seeking legal action against the actress.
[caption id="attachment_148112" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar[/caption]
Tanushree’s claims have been vouched by senior journalist Janice Sequeira and assistant director Shyni Shetty who were present on that day on the sets of the film. After, Tanushree’s statement many women took courage from her and came out with their own #MeToo stories which led to the rise of the movement in India. Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor, Subhash Ghai and many others have been named and shamed by various women.