There has been a buzz lately that Nana Patekar has been given a clean chit by the police in the MeToo case against him by Tanushree Dutta as no eyewitness could support the actress' statements. Infact, it was reported that the Oshiwara police have not been able to get a single statement that confirms Tanushree's allegations against Nana. However, Tanushree has now reacted to the reports, saying that it is a false rumour and added that the investigation in the case is still on. She also accused public relation team of Nana of spreading the false rumour. “There is a false rumour floating in the Media that Nana Patekar has been given clean chit by Police in harassment case.I wish to clarify that the Mumbai police have given no such statement and that the investigation on the matter is still ongoing as confirmed by my advocate Nitin Satpute and the Mumbai Police,” Tanushree said in a statement.
She further alleged that “the accused in harassment cases are not getting any work in the industry and this is their attempt at damage control and fixing his public image" and stated that the investigation process has slowed down “due to constant threat calls from Nana’s people received by many key witnesses from our side who have been unable to record their statement due to fear and intimidation."
Tanushree also claimed that false witnesses have been presented to mislead the investigation but she still she still hopes to see Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Sami Siddique and director Rakesh Sawant would be put behind bars “for orchestrating the harassment and mob attack on me and my family in our car.” She further addressed the four of them and concluded, "10 years I stayed away from the industry because of the trauma of the mob attack, the harassment and the public humiliation you put me through, I will not let you get off the hook so easily. Let the sword of jail and public scrutiny hang over your heads at least a decade till you are brought to your knees in humility and repentance!! An eye for an eye and a decade for a decade unless you are forgiven by grace. You will repent and ask for forgiveness until then I'm not dropping this case.Let it go on for as long as it can.I have time on my side!!"
For the unversed, in September last year, Tanushree accused Nana of misbehaving with her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleasss in 2008 and later, filed an FIR against him.